Most Interesting Chess Players

“Put some mind in whatever you do”

Probably these words were used to discover or invent a game called “CHESS”

Chess is one of the games where you have to put in your mind and play, and believe me, it is one of the most interesting and intelligent games found or I can put it in this way “discovered”. Chess was originated in India from the Gupta Empire in the 6th Century AD; the game was called as “Chaturunga” (Meaning ‘having 4 limbs’, and some say it is from China. People from all over the world are lured towards this game and this has one of the largest communities in the world who play in regular intervals and people from all over the world tried to participate in those days. It was called as the rich people’s indoor game during then when the game was spread from India and China to Europe through Persia. The spreading of the game has reached to its saturation level and soon all over the world, Chess has become a well-known game and this all happened in the 19th Century.


Interesting Chess Players:

There are many interesting chess players around the globe who belong to the modern and the age-old era are. Some of them who belong to the top most are Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov and VishwanathanAnand.

Garry Kasparov won the Grand Master title in the year 1980 and reached to the top most rank in the year 1984. He also served as a political activist who was retired in the year 2005.

Anatoly Karpov is a former World Champion and a Russian chess grandmaster. He was the world champion from 1975 to 1985 until he got defeated by Garry Kasparov. He is one of the greatest players to have from 1975 to 2015. He had 160 first place finishes to his credit. He won for the second time in the year 2005 the World Champion.

The Indian Sensation VishwanathanAnand is one of the most sensational and interesting players in the modern era and biopics in his name are released back in India. He held the World Championship from 2000 to 2002. For 21 months, he was on the top position, he was awarded India’s prestigious award, Padma Vibhisan, and he was the forts sports person to receive the same. He is known as the Tiger of Madras as he belongs to the city Madras. He was awarded the Arjuna Award, PadmaSri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Padma Bhushan and the above said Padma Vibhoosan awards. He also has some international awards to his name.


To conclude:

The people discussed above or for that matter, every sport person tries to bring pride to their own country and let us encourage them and take some inspiration from such great people. Overall, Chess allows you to think while you are playing and it is one of the most intelligent games now and then. Encouraging such games before it gets extinct is very important, as this particular game is not very much focused by the media like other sports.

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Hi, I believe no one out there hates over-smartness. In other words, everyone loves to out-smart others persons present in the same role. And chess is all about out-smartness. You can never be fully professional at chess because of the same reason

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