Chess is an ancient 2-player board game played on an 8x8 checkered-board, using 2 sets of dark and light pieces. Each set consists of 16 pieces:
1 king, 1 queen, 2 rooks, 2 knights, 2 bishops and 8 pawns. Each piece moves in a specific way.
Chess is one of the world's most popular games. There are many chess clubs and organizations and leagues
around the world. International chess championships and tournaments are organized, and prizes can be very big in many cases.
Garry Kasparov is the most famous chess grandmaster.
Also, many people play chess online. It is a very popular game on Pogo, Yahoo, MSN and other online play sites.
Chess is a complex strategy game, and demands lots of focusing and concentration. The object of the chess game is to attack the opponent's army,
forcing the king to surrender (checkmate). There are many online chess tutorials that can be used to learn the game and master it.
There are several variations of chess, such as Shatranj (Persian Chess), Chaturanga (Indian Chess), Shogi (Japanese Chess) and Xiangqi (Chinese Chess).