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Chess

The history of chess has been dated back roughly 1500 years. The earliest predecessors of the game originated in Northwest India in the 6th century A.D, and then got spread to Persia and the Europe. Chess earliest form was known as ‘Chaturanga’ a Sanskrit word which means four branches of the army, infantry cavalry, elephants,  chariotry and foot soldiers. When Indian Chaturanga reached Europe in the form of 'Shatranj' it evolved into its current form in the 15th Century as 'Modern Chess'.

The game is recognized as an intellectual sport and it is played in more than 170 countries. Now, Chess has become national sport of Russia. The style of chess we play today took form in Europe during the 15th century.

Young chess players in India can be inspired by ace players such as Viswanathan Anand, Harikrishna Pentala, Krishnan Sasikiran, Abhijeet Gupta, Vidit Santosh, Koneru Hampi, and Baskaran Adhiban.

Benefits of Playing Chess:

Chess is also known as “the game of kings”. The reason for this is that rulers of Empires and Kingdoms found proper practice for strategizing and forecasting in this game. Playing chess has many benefits:

  • Promotes brain growth and increases your IQ
  • Teaches planning and foresight
  • Increases problem-solving skills
  • Optimizes memory improvement
  • Sparks your creativity
  • Teaches patience and willpower
  • Enhances confidence and self-esteem


How to play Chess:

Chess is played by two opponents on a checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an 8 × 8 grid (eight vertical rows called files and eight horizontal rows called ranks) with specially designed pieces of contrasting colors, commonly white and black. Each player has 16 pieces: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights, and 8 pawns. White moves first, after which the player’s alternate turns in accordance with fixed rules, each player attempting to attack the opponent's king, and put him in check. This means the king cannot move without being captured. If the king is trapped and has no way to escape, it's called checkmate and you have won.

Chess at Gamepoint

Chess coaching is provided at HITEC and Uppal branches of Gamepoint by experienced and professional coaches.

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