Why is Latin America called Latin?
Latin America is an unofficial collective name for many American countries and territories where the official languages are romance languages derived from Latin, the language of the ancient Romans: Spanish,…

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Why do I need to choose special shoes for a hike?
Regular sneakers and sneakers for a hike will not work. Using such shoes leads to a lot of trouble during tracking, and ultimately leads to difficulties for the entire group.…

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Walking in Helsinki
It's no secret that many Russians living in the North-Western district spend their weekends in Finland. Today, they can easily rent a cottage on the lake, and relax in the…

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What country invented chess?

India is considered the birthplace of chess. There, at the beginning of the IV century, Chaturanga appeared, a game on a Board of 8×8 black and white cells, like modern chess. There were also 16 pieces and pawns on each side, but four players played Chaturanga. The sequence of moves was determined by throwing dice.

What country invented chess?
From India, the game fell to the Arabs, who modified it, bringing it closer to the modern form. There are only two players left.

Around the THIRTEENTH century, from the Arabs, through Spain and Portugal, the game came to Europe.
And to Russia, through Central Asia, earlier – in the IX century. The Russian name of the game “chess” comes from the Turkic “chess”. >

The rules of the chess game in the modern version were finally formed in Europe at the beginning of the XVIII century, at the same time there was also a chess theory.

 

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