For centuries chess has been a captivating game that’s been enjoyed by most people. Recently chess has been dying off in popularity.

Chess was invented in Persia many centuries ago and was used as a training technique for tacticians and generals in medieval times. Chess evolved to the game we know today in the 17th century and was played often in France.

Because of French influence the bishop was added to the game and since then chess has evolved into an international competitive game.


Bishop Piece.

Chess has been evolving very seriously in the last 200 years and chess theory had started to develop as a result. The top chess players use theory to make moves that have been tried and tested again and again and make the moves with the highest probability of success.

For the last 50 years chess has changed dramatically due to computers being able to outplay humans.

Because of computers Chess has become very rapid in progression with most players at top levels playing similar moves and sequences because of the probability of its success. Some might say that this ruins the thinking aspect of Chess by just memorizing move sequences and which are better.

At non professional levels this isn’t really the case however. People who just play for fun put there thinking abilities to the test against each other. People should learn the game and pass it down through the generations because no game is quite like chess. All skill and no luck.

In conclusion Chess is a timeless game to test thinking ability against your peers at any age and is a great hobby with lots of history that more people should get into.