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Where Did Chess Originate?

Chess originated in India around 7th century AD (around 1400 years ago). The game was then called Chaturanga - chatur meaning four and anga meaning parts. The game comprised the four parts of the army: elephants, horses, chariots and foot soldiers besides the king and his mantri (minister).The game was in fact a battle-plan drawn on a smaller scale,...

Viswanathan Anand – The Lightning Kid

Whenever advertisers want a brainy sportstar to talk about their product, very often they think of one name - Viswanathan Anand. A world-class chess champion who was given the name of Lightning Kid because of the speed with which he played.But how are world class champions like Vishy born? For that, ask his mother Sushila. In 1974, when he...