History of Chess

The wheat grain legendThe legend of wheat grain comes from ancient Arabic sources. Afterwards, the wise Brahame Sissa invented the game of chess for his Indian King Sheram. The game was to show that in his kingdom the king and his people (peasants and figures) form a unity. The king was pleased to accept the game and offered the vizier to choose his reward. The wish of the Brahman seemed modest: on the first field of the chess board a grain of...