WIN THE GAME OF SKILLS THIS INTERNATIONAL CHESS DAY

Today is International Chess Day and there are fans across the world of this game of skill. Whether it is the strategy, tactics or the endgames, lovers of this game want to try it all to win. The idea behind the game of chess was to sharpen the wit and planning skills of the player. If you are one of those people who love a good mind teaser on an off day to stimulate your brain cells, then here are few facts about chess you should definitely know :

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  1. The longest chess game that can ever be possible with 5,949 moves.
  2. The longest official chess game lasted 269 moves between I. Nikolic and Arsovic in Belgrade in 1989 and still ended in a draw.
  3. As is known, the first Chessboard with alternating light and dark squares appears in Europe in 1090.
  4. The first mechanical chess clock was invented in the year 1883 by Thomas Wilson.
  5. The second book that was ever published in the English language was regarding chess moves and rules.
  6. Players in their first year of playing chess are called “Rookies”, this comes from the last pieces of chess to move into action called “Rooks”.
  7. The first computer who beat a chess grand champion was called Deep Thought.

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