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  1. 31 Jul '08 07:58
    There are different theories regarding it...what is your beleive about the origing and creator of chess?
  2. 31 Jul '08 11:03
    I did it.
    Why...?
  3. Standard member caissad4
    Child of the Novelty
    31 Jul '08 17:38
    Originally posted by ChessAddiction
    There are different theories regarding it...what is your beleive about the origing and creator of chess?
    There was a princess named Caissa. She was a very vain and self-centered woman. Her father invented chess to remedy those defects in her character.
    That is just a wild guess.
  4. 31 Jul '08 17:43
    Originally posted by ChessAddiction
    There are different theories regarding it...what is your beleive about the origing and creator of chess?
    Read "The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science and the Human Brain" by David Shenk.

    Excellent, highly recommended says I.
  5. 31 Jul '08 23:31 / 2 edits
    The game we play today was invented by The Spanish in the
    15th century.

    They took the Asian version of the game, brought to Spain by the Moors,
    and speeded things up.

    They Introduced the Bishop into the game gave it unrestricted
    movement along the diagonals.

    The Queen (originally moving one square at a time) was given the
    powers of a Rook & Bishop combined.

    The pawn was given a two move option and they permitted castling.

    So if anybody asks you again - say Chess as we play it today came from Spain.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    01 Aug '08 00:33
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    The game we play today was invented by The Spanish in the
    15th century.

    They took the Asian version of the game, brought to Spain by the Moors,
    and speeded things up.

    They Introduced the Bishop into the game gave it unrestricted
    movement along the diagonals.

    The Queen (originally moving one square at a time) was given the
    powers of a Rook & ...[text shortened]... itted castling.

    So if anybody asks you again - say Chess as we play it today came from Spain.
    The original inventors still deserve credit for the moves of the Rook, Knight, King, and pawn, don't they?
  7. 01 Aug '08 00:35
    I heard a legend that the guy who invented chess took it to a sultan or some such and the sultan wanted to buy it off him and he offered a choice of either his own weight in gold or the sultan would put one grain of rice on the first square, two on the second, four on the third... etc. The sultan chose the doubling method but got to around 32 squared before realising there was not enough grains of rice in the world to fulfil this request...
  8. 01 Aug '08 00:45 / 1 edit
    Quote from SG.
    The original inventors still deserve credit for the moves of the Rook, Knight, King, and pawn, don't they?

    ------

    Yes of course and the board and the layout of the pieces.

    But nobody knows who invesnted the game really.

    Best bet is it came from India.

    But the version (a better term) of the game we play today came from Spain.

    I get asked that question all the time - came up with this answer as
    a way of stopping the conversation.
  9. 01 Aug '08 00:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    I heard a legend that the guy who invented chess took it to a sultan or some such and the sultan wanted to buy it off him and he offered a choice of either his own weight in gold or the sultan would put one grain of rice on the first square, two on the second, four on the third... etc. The sultan chose the doubling method but got to around 32 squared before realising there was not enough grains of rice in the world to fulfil this request...
    To cover all 64 squares.....that will be....wait a minute....

    18,446,744,073,709,551,615. grains of rice.
  10. 01 Aug '08 06:12 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    I heard a legend that the guy who invented chess took it to a sultan or some such and the sultan wanted to buy it off him and he offered a choice of either his own weight in gold or the sultan would put one grain of rice on the first square, two on the second, four on the third... etc. The sultan chose the doubling method but got to around 32 squared before realising there was not enough grains of rice in the world to fulfil this request...
    I also read this story in some book from a serious writer. The mathematician took hours for calculating the number of rice grains
  11. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    01 Aug '08 06:38
    Originally posted by ChessAddiction
    I also read this story in some book from a serious writer. The mathematician took hours for calculating the number of rice grains
    And now we just go 2^64 on our calculator, and 1 second later...
    At least on my HP48 which has enough digits. My casio fx-300MS poops out at ten digits.
  12. 01 Aug '08 09:29
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    And now we just go 2^64 on our calculator, and 1 second later...
    At least on my HP48 which has enough digits. My casio fx-300MS poops out at ten digits.
    Sonhouse has used a calculator!! BAN HIM
  13. 01 Aug '08 13:43
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Sonhouse has used a calculator!! BAN HIM
    would an abacus be allowed? If so, does that mean that an abacus is not a calculator? This is a deep question.