INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CHESS
The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves for both sides in a game is 318,979,564,000!
Chess burns calories
Did you know that one high level chess game can burn more calories than ragby?
Evidence for that fact is Anatoly Karpov, in the World Chess Championship match against Kasparov, when Karpov lose 12kg(26.5 lbs)!
The word “Checkmate” in Chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the King is dead.”
The longest official chess game lasted 269 moves (I. Nikolic – Arsovic, Belgrade 1989) and ended in a draw.
The first mechanical Chess Clock invented Thomas Wilson in 1883.
Emanuel Lasker from Germany retained the World Chess Champion title for more time than any other player ever: 26 years and 337 days.
3 days of chess
In 1985, Eric Knoppert played 500 games of 10-minute Chess in 68 hours.
The number of possibilities of a Knight’s tour is over 122 million.