Where was chess invented?

Angelina Ivanova
Angelina Ivanova
June 20, 2011
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Where was chess invented?

Anyway, chess appeared in India! Is this statement true? We will find out about this today. Let's see where chess was invented, whether there are many versions of the game’s history, and which one is proven.

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Where was chess invented?

Versions of the creation of this board game, indeed, a lot. How old is chess? The first legend says that chess was invented by a mathematician from India around 1000 BC. The same mathematician is known for having invented such a famous mathematical action as exponentiation. These two events are closely related. The ruler liked the board game of chess so much that he wanted to thank the mathematician, but he did not know what. Then the mathematician said that he could be thanked with grain in the amount that would allow filling all 64 cells of the chessboard according to the following principle ... First you need to put 1 grain on the first cell of the board, then 2 on the second, 4 on the third. d. The ruler did not know that 2 to 64 degrees of grain could not be found all over the world, therefore, due to stupidity, I was glad to think about 2-3 bags of grain.

The legend, of course, is beautiful, but the evidence did not bring it.However, it happened with the second version that the game of chess was invented in the second or third millennium BC. This version is based only on archaeological excavations, again in India, Egypt, and Iraq.

Historians attribute the invention of chess to 570 AD. And India is considered the country where chess was invented. After all, for the first time a board game called chess was mentioned in a Persian poem, which says that chess was invented in India. The Persian book is proof of the theory of the invention of chess, since it indicates all the terminology of the game, the various actions of the pieces and the rules of the game of chess. The book tells how chess got from India to Persia (that is, to ancient Iran). In the works of the Persian poet Firdusi you can also find information about how the envoys of the Indian Rajah presented gifts to Sheikh Persia Chosroy I Anushiravan, and one of the gifts was the very same chess. Chess went to all civilized countries after Persia was conquered by Muslim Arabs.

Chess came to Russia directly from Eastern countries, as archeological excavations say and the names of certain chess figures still preserved.And in Russia in poems they wrote about chess as a popular game. And European-style chess was brought to us through Poland from Italy.

It turns out that whatever legend is true, the country where chess was invented is India.