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The precursors of chess originated in India during the Gupta Empire,[2][3][4][5] where its early form in the 6th century was known as chaturaṅga, which translates as "four divisions (of the military)": infantry, cavalry, elephantry, and chariotry, represented by the pieces that would evolve into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook, respectively.[6] Chess was introduced to Persia from India and became a part of the princely or courtly education of Persian nobility.[7] In Sassanid Persia around...

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Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games Impacting Chess

The highly strategic game of chess is a popular board game that MMORPG technology resulted in players from all over the world to enjoy the competition of the game with players from different regions of the world, forgoing the face-to-face norms of the game. This paper will examine cognitive social phenomena related specifically to the context of the MMORPG that wouldn’t happen in a face-to-face chess bout. The face-to-face chess environment and the MMORPG chess environment will be compared and...

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benefits of playing chess

you're looking for an opponent-young can play old and old can play young. Chess develops memory. The chess theory is complicated and many players memorize different opening variations. You will also learn to recognize various patterns and remember lengthy variations. Chess improves concentration. During the game you are focused on only one main goal-to checkmate and become the victor. § Chess develops logical thinking. Chess requires some understanding of logical strategy. For example, you will...

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The Chess Game of 1930’s America in the Big Sleep

The Chess Game of 1930’s America in The Big Sleep In Raymond Chandler’s novel The Big Sleep, Philip Marlowe represents the shred of chivalry that remains in a world of corruption. Set and written in 1930’s America, the economic devastation of the Great Depression has a significant influence on the book’s plot that revolves around profit-seeking crime and organized corruption. Marlowe’s work as a private detective brings him face to face with seedy criminals of every sort, and each corresponds...

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Sport. the Chess/

playing chessChess is an indoor and competitive game played between two players. It is being played in tournaments, online or at home. The origin of chess is traced to India of the 6th century during the Gupta Empire. The military had four divisions known as "infantry", "cavalry", "elephant" and "chariot". These names are represented in the chess game as: pawn, knight, bishop and the rook respectively. In the 9th century, the game was introduced to Western Europe and Russia.The chess board is...

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Chess vs platos caves

perceive. In the game of chess, one would begin with 16 subjects: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each subject moves differently. Pieces are used to attack and capture the opponent’s pieces. Chess is played on a square board of eight ranks and eight files of squares, the colors of the 64 squares alternate and are referred to as light and dark squares. Pieces are divided, by convention into black and white sets. Each chess piece as its own style of...

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the monkey paw

son love playing chess. In “The Monkey’s Paw,”- chess symbolizes life. Chess is a game that is unpredictable just like life. Certain changes have to take place as one plays chess game just like in life one has to undergo radical changes. Caution and risk dictate the outcome of the radical changes in one’s life. Herbert is cautious on making a wish while Mr. White is reckless in wishing for money that he does not need. Both father and son’s outcome could be symbolized by the chess game although Herbert...

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Video Games Vs. Board Games: Which Is Better?

further expand your horizon regarding the video games and board games. Also, it is the aim of this article to correct your misconceived conceptions regarding the two. BENEFITS OF PLAYING BOARD GAMES • Enhances strategic and problem solving skills Chess, monopoly, scrabble and other board games of course- all these require you to strategize properly, which then enhances and hones your mental capabilities. Exposure to strategic planning further enhances the capability of the gamers to make decisions...

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Joy Luck Club Essay

games and many Life Savers. But over the weeks, with each diminishing roll of candies, I added new secrets.” (95) Though this passage is not as life altering as Lindo’s, it shows that when she loses many games of chess, she doesn’t quit. Waverly also starts to gain new tricks to use in chess, which is a game where people must be able to hide their future moves and appear invisible to win. This reveals that both mother and daughter are able to use their invisible strengths to persevere in tough times...

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Personal Narrative

was just a bunch of overweight men slamming into one another in the name of entertainment. But, as I discovered, football was a whole lot like very violent game of chess. In both games you have an offense and defense. And similar to what most good chess players do, you adopt either an attacking or defensive style. In football and chess, positioning and strategy are immensely important. In football, players want to control the field by limiting the opposing team’s yards using strategic defensive positioning...

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