The Origin Of Chess

 

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According to Wikipedia, Chess originated in India during the Gupta Empire in the 6th century, originally known as chaturanga, which translates as “four divisions (of the military)”: infantry, cavalry, elephantry, and chariotry. “These forms are represented by the pieces that evolved into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook, respectively. According to chess historians Gerhard Josten and Isaak Linder, “the early beginnings” of chess can be traced back even further to the Kushan Empire in Ancient Afghanistan, circa 50 BCE–200 CE.

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