Friday, August 07, 2009

Play Chess On The Internet

‘Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.’
-Neil Gaiman
Chess: The Game of the Kings – A brief history
Chess is one of the oldest games in the human history. It was originated in India in the Gupta Era. The Indian merchants took this game with them to Europe. In India, Chess was named Shatranj (a Persian name), in Spain it was called as ‘ajedrez’, in Portuguese as ‘zadrez’, and in Greece as ‘zatrikion’, but in rest of the Europe it was rendered as ‘check’ or ‘chess’.