PUTERA MIC NEGERI SEMBILAN TAMIL SCHOOL SATHURANGGAM COMPETITION
Chess originated in India during the Gupta empire, where its early form in the 6th century was known as caturaṅga, which translates as “four divisions [of the military]” – infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry, represented by the pieces that would evolve into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook, respectively. In Sassanid Persia around 600 the name became shatranj and the rules were developed further. Shatranj was taken up by the Muslim world after the Islamic conquest of Persia, with the pieces largely retaining their Persian names. In Spanish “shatranj” was rendered as ajedrez, in Portuguese as xadrez, and in Greek as zatrikion, but in the rest of Europe it was replaced by versions of the Persian shāh (“king”).
The game reached Western Europe and Russia by at least three routes, the earliest being in the 9th century. By the year 1000 it had spread throughout Europe. Introduced into the Iberian Peninsula by the Moors in the 10th century, it was described in a famous 13th-century manuscript covering shatranj, backgammon, and dice named the Libro de los juegos.
Therefore,as Putera MIC Negeri Sembilan planned to organize a state level chess competition for Tamil School Students forthe younger generation to appreciate out history of keep our tradition as the ancestor of chess game.
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