Chess is a board game that millions of people around the world play on a daily basis. It is a game of strategy, and both amateurs and professionals engage in this game. If you want to learn how to play and have just received one of the many beautiful wood chess sets as a gift, then you have come to the right post.
Before we go into the game, let us learn a little about the history of the game and how much popular it is around the world.
Chess is a game that has been around for a couple of centuries now, and the current powers and looks of the game came about in Spain around the late 15th century. The roots of chess can be traced back to 7th century India and Eastern strategy games. Now there are many championships held around the world. There is the world championship, Woman’s world championship, and even a World junior championship. It has developed so much that now you can also play with computers. In fact, in 1997 a computer beat the reigning world champ at that time.
How is it played?
Chess is played on a checkered black and white board. Each player starts off with 16 pieces that are arranged on each side of the board. The first-row closer to the player has the king and queen in the center and on each side a bishop, knight, and rook. The row in front of those pieces are the eight pawns. The player who has the white side goes first, and if playing on a timer, the game needs to be played fast if not can go on for hours.
When playing one must think three or four moves ahead including the possible reactions from the opponent and what a possible next move would be from you. It is a game that helps build one’s thinking and many intelligent minds like to play it on a regular basis.
Buying a chess board
If you want to play the game and have a board in your house. You can buy one online. There are so many designs and sizes available, and you can choose one that fits your interior and budget. Wooden ones are often preferred as they add some elegance to the home and look beautiful too. There are also miniature magnetic sets that can be used when traveling.