There are 318,979,564,000 possible ways to play first four moves, per side, in chess.The name “chess” illustrates the mental stamina, psychology, tactics, and methodology.Chess, for many of us has always been an enigma. The board game chess also requires a lot of knowledge and strategy if you want to win or be the best.

Another interesting fact about the board game chess is the word “checkmate.” This word comes from the Arabic word “shah mat” which translates to “The king is dead” in English.Did you know the second book to ever be printed is about chess and the modern chess board as we see it today appeared first in Europe in 1090.The longest win streak to ever be held in the game of chess is held by a German man named Dr. Emanuel Lasker. He held the game of chess for 26 years and 337 days.

The longest game in chess is 269 moves and ended in a draw. Another fact about chess is the new move where the pawn could move two steps instead of one was introduced in Spain in 1280. Finally another interesting fact about the board game of chess is the folding Chess board was invented in 1125 by a Chess-playing priest. Since the Church forbids priests to play Chess, he hid his Chess board by making it to look like two books lying together.

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