Session # 1
HISTORY + INTRODUCTION
Some sources say that chess has been invented in India around the years
600. However, more recent discoveries, proves that this may be wrong.
We would have found ancient pieces in Egyptian tombs implying that chess
would have been invented by them well before J.-C.
Chess has been used a lot by the military forces of different countries,
with the goal of developing, in their soldiers, as well as the higher
ups, crucial tactical skills in war time.
Most recently, chess has been introduced in the math programs of different
schools. The reason being that chess develops, in its players, an impressive
sense of logic as well as calculating skills which helps in math and
The game of chess is played on a chess board consisting of 64 squares
of two opposing colors to make the movement of pieces easier. There
are 32 pieces in total and each player has 16, of a different color
than his opponent . Those 16 pieces contain 8 pawns, 2 knights, 2 rooks,
2 bishops, 1 queen and 1 king. To start the game, the pieces are always
placed the same way, which is called the initial position.
Learn these pieces' names.
At the end of every session, we recommend pracicing
and / or doing some chess puzzles. This site has chess puzzles and also
a chess forum so you can chat with other players. http://www.chessnerds.com
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