Dedicated to Salvageable and Citizen Tom, who appreciate the most wondrous game of all. Written some time back, but certain things do not change; truth is like that. Steady. Reliable. Verifiable.
(Yea, I know, this is written at the risk of being scoffed at but that’s ok, some people will glean nuggets of truth, and may even be caught smiling)
It’s hard to say where the game of chess originated, as China and Persia had rights, but most say it began in India. Some have even suggested the royal game precedes the life and times of Christ. Being somewhat of a military theme, the 1500 plus year old game is bar none, the finest created by man. There is a genius regarding rules and strategy that is so impressive, Bobby Fischer said ‘chess was life.’
There are two kingdoms, with one king living as the great pretender. One board 64 squares, 2 ranks of men, with freedom to roam through 8 files; the pawn, knight, bishop, rook, queen, all serve life and limb for the sake of the king.
A masterful and…
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