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Check Your Chess
Chess is very similar to Chaturanga an Indian war game that was played almost 1500 years ago.The game passed through Persia to the Arabs and reached Europe in about the 10th century AD.Chess is now an international game.Different versions of it are played in different countries. The term checkmate comes from the Persian shahmat meaning the king is dead. The name rook for the piece sometimes known as the castle comes from the Persian word rukh meaning chariot.Rapid chess is a game played according to the clock.As soon as a player finishes making his move,he stops the clock and the timer is automatically reset.The other player must make his move within a certain period of time.