Friday, March 2, 2012

Chess Facts

1]The rook is named from an Arabic word rukh, meaning chariot.

2]Folding chess board was invented by a priest in the medieval ages.

3]The match between Britton and Crouch in 1984, the Black player Checked his opponent 43 consecutive times!

4]The first Chessboard with alternating light and dark squares appears in Europe in 1090.

5]The very first postage stamp of a Chess motif was issued in Bulgaria in 1947.

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