In what country did chess originate?

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  • 3 months ago

    In India in the 6th century.

  • 5 months ago

    In Northwestern India.

  • Kevin7
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    i have read India

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    indian

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  • 6 months ago

    It was started in Washington ,England, by ancestors of the first President

  • 6 months ago

    Persia was once the intellectual capital of the world. My guess would be there.

  • 6 months ago

    It is thought to have started in India, where it was called Chaturanga. It then spread west to Persia where it became Shatranj. But it also spread east, giving rise to the eastern forms of chess such as Xiang-Qi (China), Chang-Gi (Korea) and Shogi (Japan).

    Some Chinese claim that theirs was the oldest form of chess, but there is no proof of this claim. And Chinese Chess contains two pieces called cannons (also found in Korean Chess) which don't exist in western forms of chess.

  • .
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    The earliest predecessor of the game probably originated in India.

    Source(s): Wikipedia
  • Mark
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Probably Persia - now known as Iran. "Checkmate" comes from "shakmat", a Farsi word.

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