Use this tag for questions relating to the history of chess and chess organizations, whose origins trace to the ancient Indian game of Chaturanga.

Use this tag for questions relating to the history of chess and chess organizations, whose origins trace to the ancient Indian game of Chaturanga.

Questions tagged history of chess includes

  • History of FIDE and other chess organizations
  • Origins of chess
  • Evolution of chess and chess organizations
  • The different eras of chess

Source: https://www.ichess.net/blog/history-of-chess/

Background

It is unclear where chess originally started; some say China, others Persia, others India. The game of chess has a long history, and the game evolved into its current form over a long stretch of time as it spread into Europe.

Definitions

Romantic Era - 1880-1950 where chess players mainly relied on tactics and sacrifices to play games Digitized Era - Computers join the chess world with PGNs, analysis, A.I.s, and online chess games.

Links to Learn More about the History of Chess

You can learn more about the history of chess at

Simple English Wikipedia

Wikipedia

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ichess

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