What is Chess?

Chess is a competitive board game played between two players, one playing with the white pieces and the opponent with the black pieces. This game surfaced in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century and has become one of the world’s most popular games, played by more that a millions of people worldwide. It can be played in the comfort of any environment as long as you have access to a chessboard and these days you are able to enjoy the game of chess through online tournaments and clubs.



Chess is sometimes considered as fruit for the brain, a delicious thought process that helps keep your brain healthy and active without any form of “exercise”, but don’t let that be an excuse not to get up and go for a jog in the morning. Children can depict and develop certain levels of intellect within a short amount of time through studying and understanding how to play Chess. This Royal game has been associated with many great men and woman around the world, people such as :



  • Ted Danson
  • Ray Charles
  • Albert Einstein
  • Bill Gates
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Madonna
  • Isaac Newton
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • William Shakespeare
  • Princess Diana
  • Ludwig Beethoven
  • Bill Cosby
  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • Abraham De Moivere
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Robin Williams



The list surely goes on, you probably know or have at least heard of someone who has played chess before if not a player already. This game has been spreading across the globe like butter on a toasted bagel believe me and I don’t think its going to stop any time soon. There has been a few theories of sources saying this games is the exact opposite of the above mentioned, that it is harmful to the brain and thinking processes but in my opinion those views likely came from a non chess player or someone who simply did not have passion for the game. Nontheless I suggest you take your own standpoint when it comes to the game of Chess!

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