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History of Chess

Chess is indeed one of the oldest games in the world. However, just how old it is isn't really known. Some rumors have is as more than 2, 000 years old. However, the best supporting evidence suggests that the earliest form of chess was played in India in the 6th century AD. Since then chess has spread around the world. Chess became more like the game we now play in the 15th century. However, it wasn't until the 1800 s when the game really became popular. That's when tournaments, chess clocks, championships, and titles like Grandmaster were introduced.

Chess is now one of the most popular game in the world. Chess clubs can be located all over earth holding hundreds of millions of players. Chess is growing even more quickly now that schools and parents recognize the benefits to children's social and intellectual skills. Chess clubs are popping up all over in school. The Internet and chess computers have also enabled more to play and to increase their skill level in the game. Anyone can now play anytime, you don't need to worry about finding an opponent to play with. Players can also use the Internet and chess software to help them train and learn. Chess was once predominantly a man's came, has women and girls learning chess in record numbers.

Chess will certainly keep growing. Younger and younger players are achieving Grandmaster status. Players will have to be more accurate in their openings as computer training becomes more available. As chess becomes more competitive, it is hoped that the basic fun of the game doesn t change at all.

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