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Eileen Grant

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Transcript of Chess

How has chess changed over the years?
Question 2
The history of chess spans about 1500 years. The earliest maker of the game was probably from India, before the 6th century, AD. From India, the game spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and spread to Southern Europe later. In Europe, chess became into what we have today in the 15th century. In the second half of the 19th century, regular chess tournaments began, and the first World Chess Championship was held in 1886. The 20th century thought that they could make chess better, and made the World Chess Federation (FIDE). Nowadays chess includes computers we can use for studies, which started in the 1970's with the first programmed chess games on the market.
When was Chess Created?
Hi people. So today, our I-search is on pizza. OK, OK, if you were paying attention, our
I-search is on chess. We're going to tell you facts about chess, our questions and answers and much more! You may even consider joining chess club! Don't worry if you don't know exactly HOW to play chess, because... WE'RE GONNA TEACH YOU! So sit back, relax, and DON'T PUT YOUR FEET UP ON YOUR DESK! MRS.O' HARA DOESN'T WANT YOU TO! ESPECIALLY IF IT'S MY DESK! OR MINE! OR ELSE I'LL BE MAD!
Not only has the look of the board and pieces changed, some styles have changed too. Now we can also play chess on our computers, game systems, phones etc. We can challenge anyone we want anywhere in the world through the internet or play against our computers. There's strategy books out too. Also, when chess was new in India, the pawns (pieces for chess) could not move two spaces on the first move.
Question 1
Question 4
What do the chess pieces represent?
If you didn't understand when we explained it, then watch this!
Question 3:
Each player begins with 16 pieces: 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Rooks, 2 Knights, 2 Bishops, and 8 Pawns. Each of the six piece types move differently. The pieces are used to attack and capture your opponent's pieces, with the objective to 'Checkmate' the opponent's King by getting it in a square, where it can't get out, without being killed. In addition to checkmate, he game can be won if you steal all of your opponents pieces. A game could also end in a draw in several ways, when neither player wins. The course of the game is divided into three phases: opening, middlegame, and endgame. This is how the pieces move: King- anyway 1 square at a time. Queen- anyway anywhere however many squares you want. Rook- As many squares as you want but only forwards, or sideways. Knight- In the shape of an L. Bishop- As many spaces as you want, but only in a diagonal line. Pawn- Can move two squares one the first turn if you choose to but then it can only move 1 square at a time, and only forward. But it can move in a diagonal line if it is going to take your opponents piece.
Pawn: They are the peasants, they're poor. And like in any other village, there are more of them than anyone else.
Rook: The rook, is like the castle, or the home.
Knight: The Knights are the only professional soldiers.
Bishop: The Bishop represents the Church. The Church is a big part of everyone's lives.
Queen: The Queen, obviously represents the Queen, and she is a very, very big part of the game.
King: The King, is also, an obvious answer, he's the King, DUH! He is an even more important part of the game.
A Story of Chess
There was a story that we found on the internet. This is probably not true, but we don't know for sure. It begins with a king who loved to play games. But one day, he was bored of the games that they had at that time and he wanted a new game to play that was much more challenging than the other games. He forced a poor mathematician who lived in the kingdom to invent a new game. After struggling with all kinds of ideas, the mathematician came up with a game of Chaturanga. The game had two armies each lead by a King who commanded the army to defeat the other by capturing the enemy King. It was played on a simple 8 x 8 square board. The King loved the game so much, that he offered to give the poor mathematician anything he wished for. " I would like one grain of rice for the first square of the board, two grains for the second, four for the third, and so on doubled for the 64 squares of the game board" said the mathematician. "Is that all?" asked the King. " Why don't you ask for gold, or silver coins instead of rice grains? The rice should be enough for me," replied the mathematician. The King ordered his staff to lay down the grains of rice, and soon learned that all the wealth in his kingdom would not be enough to buy the amount of rice needed for the 64th square. In fact, the whole kingdom's supply of rice was almost gone before the 30th square was reached. " You have provided me with such a great game, and yet I cannot fulfill your simple wish. You are indeed a genius," said the King. Instead of fulfilling the wish, the King offered to make the mathematician his top adviser instead.

Thank you for watching!
The youtube link won't work, so just search up chess rap on youtube if you want to see it.
Fun Fact: In chess, the white pieces always have the first move!

Arabella, and Eileen
Fun Fact: The name "Chess" comes from
the Persian word, "Shah", which means "King".
How do you play Chess?
The Kids' Book of Chess, By: Harvey Kidder
And our knowledge of chess!!!!
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