The history of chess dates back 1500 years ago.
The game originated in India.
From there, it spread to Persia, the muslims, and subsequently South Europe.
There, it evolved into what we play today.
The first ever World Chess Championship was held in 1888.
The 20th century saw great leaps forward in chess theory.
The first computer chess game was created in the 1970s.
The first online chess game was created in the mid-1990s.
A survey from 2012 shows that chess players make up one of the largest communities in the world
605 million adults play chess regularly.
If you made it to this point, you are awesome!