Chess is a board game that demands strategic thinking. It is played on a checkerboard among two players, which contains 64 squares arranged in an 8*8 grid. It is derived from historical games played in the 7th century called Chaturanga. Each player begins with 16 blocks of chess that include one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns.
Each block has a different move, and the most powerful is the king and queen.
For centuries it had been played as a noble royal game accessible only to kings.
The world chess championship came into being in 1886 when Wilhelm Steinitz claimed his title. Today the championship is played among seniors, juniors, and women.