In what country did chess originate?
- JenniferLv 63 months ago
In India in the 6th century.
- 5 months ago
In Northwestern India.
- Kevin7Lv 76 months ago
i have read India
- Anonymous6 months ago
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- 6 months ago
It was started in Washington ,England, by ancestors of the first President
- Weasel McWeaselLv 76 months ago
Persia was once the intellectual capital of the world. My guess would be there.
- FunnelwebLv 76 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 77 months ago
The earliest predecessor of the game probably originated in India.Source(s): Wikipedia
- MarkLv 77 months ago
Probably Persia - now known as Iran. "Checkmate" comes from "shakmat", a Farsi word.