International Chess Day 2021: Few Fun Facts About Chess That’ll Blow Your Mind Away

By Team LatestlyJuly 20, 2021
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Meaning of Checkmate

The word “Checkmate” in Chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the King is dead.”

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Longest game

In theory, the longest chess game can go up to 5,949 moves.

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Game and Playe of the Chesse

"Game and Playe of the Chesse," the second book ever printed in the English language, was a chess book.

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Knight It Is

The number of possibilities of a Knight's tour is over 122 million.

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Longest Tournament Chess Game

Longest chess game ever was Nikolić–Arsović, Belgrade 1989. It lasted for 269 moves and took 20 hours and 15 minutes and ended in draw.

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Quick Death

It's possible in chess to win in only two moves, by executing a two move checkmate or “Fool's Mate”.

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Otto Blathy

Otto Blathy is credited for creating the longest Chess Problem, mate in 290 moves.

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Pawn Fact

Pawn is the weakest chess piece.

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Modern Chessboard

The modern chessboard as we see it today appeared first in Europe in 1090.

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