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.