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It’s #InternationalChessDay - that game you sometimes play with family to remind you of your own inadequacy. Checkmate!

We run through a brief history of one of the oldest and most popular board games 👇
The earliest version of Chess is believed to have originated in India more than 1,500 years ago before being taken up by the Muslim world and then to Europe.

The graphic below summarises the basic rules of the game 👇

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Since the first official World Chess Championship was held in 1886, only 20 players have held the prestigious championship title with nine of them having played for USSR/Russia 👇

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#InternationalChessDay 2021: History, Theme, Motto, Key Facts & Significance:
#chess is #strategic #boardgame in which 2 players compete to capture other's king on 64-square checkerboard. One of oldest games in world "Chess".
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To honor foundation of Federation Internationale des Eches/ International Chess Federation (FIDES @FIDE_chess) created in 1924. Popular activity among adults and children alike.
Created in India around fifth century. Given name “Chaturanga" at first. Without doubt, one of era’s..
Earliest games. Later, moved to #Persian, and when #Arabs invaded #Persians, became important part of #Muslim population’s existence, and spread to Southern #Europe from there. Took on modern shape in Europe during 15th century. By late 15th century, evolved into #Contemporary..
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Happy #InternationalChessDay! My friend Ervin Sindik reconstructed all my games from the 1992 blitz tournament in Mar del Plata, Argentina, most never published before. Here is one, vs GM Zarnicki.
He reconstructed them from video, and here is a version of it with my interview. Long ago! Look at all that hair!
I won the first ten games against the best players and felt invincible going into the final round against an amateur. And you've heard about pride and falls! But that loss to De las Heras was of course preserved and published so I won't recount it here..
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Happy #InternationalChessDay!
To me,chess is so much more than just a game,it is the very foundation upon which my life's purpose was built on.
It was love at first sight some 15 years ago and it has only grown stronger ever since.
As a way to celebrate Chess today,the world governing body of chess @FIDE_chess ,is asking chess players to teach people who do not know how to play yet.
There's a general misconception about chess being a boring game reserved only for a few intellectuals.
This is not accurate😅,playing Chess is one of the most fascinating life experiences and this is why it has lived through several centuries and is still relevant to this day.
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Paris 1924 Création de la FIDE (1) — Le lundi 21 juillet 1924 vit la naissance, à la Mairie du IXe arrondissement de Paris, de la Fédération Internationale des Échecs. F.I.E bientôt dénommée F.I.D.E.…#Internationalchessday @FIDE_chess Image
Paris 1924 Création de la FIDE (2) — Parmi les nations absentes de la création de la F.I.D.E. il faut citer les deux puissances vaincues de la guerre 14-18, l’Allemagne et l’Autriche, ainsi que la jeune U.R.S.S.…#Internationalchessday @FIDE_chess Image
Paris 1924 Création de la FIDE (3) — Piotr Potemkine, un aristocrate, émigré, venu de Saint-Pétersbourg, est l'auteur de la devise de la Fédération Internationale Des Échecs (FIDE) « Gens una sumus » adoptée à l'issue du tournoi olympique en 1924.… Image
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En cette journée mondiale des échecs, petit thread sur les échecs au Moyen Âge avec pour question : est-ce que ce jeu était alors réservé aux élites ? C'est parti pour une petite sociologie des joueurs d'échecs médiévaux... ⬇️#InternationalChessDay 1/18 Image
Une idée très répandue a fait des échecs le jeu par excellence de l'aristocratie. Il faut dire que ce jeu est largement mis en scène ou utilisé pour sa symbolique dans de nombreuses œuvres littéraires, poétiques et même intellectuelles avec les échecs moralisés. 2/18 Image
Bref, les échecs sont présents dans l'imaginaire chevaleresque. Mais ce n'est pas tout : la plupart des échiquiers médiévaux encore conservés sont en matériaux précieux comme ce fou/évêque en ivoire du XIIe s (@museecluny). De fait, on les associe plus facilement au luxe. 3/18 Image
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During Mahabharata times, in 3100 BCE, i.e. 5000 years ago, this game was known as Ashta Pada. Ashta is eight and Pada means foot, steps. i.e. a game that was played on a board with 8x8 squares.
One of the earliest physical evidence of chess having been played in India more than 5000 years ago, comes from Dholavira, a Sindhu Sarasvati civilization city then and an archaeological site today. Dholavira is located in the present day state of Gujarat.
Dholavira was one of the major cities of those days, a manufacturing centre and a commercial hub, flourishing between 3500 BCE and 1500 BCE.
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