History of chess - Wikipedia
Precursors to chess originated in India. There, its early form in the 7th century CE was known as chaturaṅga, which translates to "four divisions (of the military)": infantry, cavalry, elephantry, and chariotry.These forms are represented by the pieces that would evolve into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook, respectively.. Chess was introduced to Persia from India and became a part ...
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