CHESS'3 is an enrichment and an improvement of the today's Chess.
The historical overview of development of the chess shows us that this noble game experienced many reforms through the centuries which were caused by the material and spiritual development of the mankind.
Chess always reflected current social situation. The elements of the game were improved as a consequence of technical, cultural and political evolution of many civilizations.
In today's modern times near the dawn of the 3rd millennium, democracy, which is based on the common accepted values of freedom and liberty, is a dominant social order in the most of the developed countries around the world. That's why there should be another piece added to the current set of figures in chess, according to the time we live in.
A Civilian is added to the chessboard, so chess becomes Chess '3 -the game for the future, game with 20 light and 20 dark colored pieces on the chessboard, composed of 10x10 and squares. Each player has 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Civilians, 2 Rooks, 2 Bishops, 2 Knights and 10 Pawns. The main objective remains the same; to checkmate the opponent's King.
Chess '3 opens a new page in the history of the chess. It increases the beauty and adds new possibilities in the game.
Just for the illustration of the vast number of the new possible combinations which provides Chess '3: the white opponent has 38 possibilities for his first move. Black opponent can respond equally with 38 moves. It means that there are 1440 /38x38/ different ways in Chess'3 to start the game with the first move of the both opponents (where normal chess allows only 400 possible combinations).
Chess experts and analysts have now a new ground for studying new openings, the games and endings of the game. All studies of the chess openings done so far aren't compatible with Chess'3 which indicates a new era of development for this marvelous game.
Chess'3 is a reflection of modern times and artistic freedom.It is based on long-term scientific and mathematical research, which resulted in a successful combination of two main components: to retain the beauty of the old chess and to enrich it's mission. Chess'3 gives new dimensios to the game. With these improvements Chess'3 becomes a treasure-house of strategi, tactics, logic, mathematical reliability and the game between two exstremes-speculation and objectivity. Chess findings until today are not compatible anymore and chess theoretics and analysts are offered unimanginable joy and relaxed imagination with Chess'3.
SHAH, a title of the Persian Kings. The original name of the game was khsajatija, which in old Persian language means The King of Kings.
CHESS is the oldest of today's modern games. Most of the people play it for fun and recreation. Active chess players, however, participate on competitions and tournaments. The best of them are titled as national or international masters.
There are no reliable information about the origin of the game. The earliest form of chess most likely appeared in India as a special kind of game played on the wooden desk. This ancient form of chess was named caturanga which means "four parts". The chess army of that time was combined of four types of units: chariots, cavalry, elephants and pawns. In the middle the radja (King) and his advisor mantarin (today's queen) were positioned. It means the chess from the beginning represented a battle between two equal armies.
In the end of the 5th and in the beginning of the 6th century chess appeared in Iran and in the 7th century in Arabia. In the next two centuries it was very popular in Arabic countries. The duels between the masters were organised, and first openings (tabi) and problems (mansuba) were studied. King Harun al Rashid sent to Carl the Great a chess made of ivory as a gift. In the 9th century Arabs brought chess to Spain. From there it was spread around the whole Europe. In the year 1254 the French king Louis I. prohibited chess with a special decree.
In Europe chess was improved by introducing the castling and by increasing the power of the bishop and the queen (in the Arab rules the queen could move only one square on the diagonals and the bishop could jump only on every third field on the diagonals. A mate was very hard to achieve so Arabs knew another two ways to win; by isolating the opponents King and by stalemate; both of those were win-situation for an opposite side. After the rule-reform both of those rules were cancelled).
The rule reform had an enormous impact for the further development of the competitions and the chess literature. In the end of the 15th century first major chess manuals appear in Spain. In the year 1575 the first international tournament was organised in Madrid.
Today chess is played with 16 white and 16 black pieces on the chessboard, which is composed of 8x8 white and black fields. Each player has 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Rooks, 2 Bishops, 2 Knights and 8 Pawns. The game is won by the player who has checkmated his opponent's King.
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Written by Redzo Kolakovic.
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