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CHESS“KILLS TIME, SHARPENS MIND”Yashadini Anandarajah12899
IT’S A GAME OF WAR !Your are in control ofyour own army
HISTORY OF CHESSBelieved to beoriginated in India inthe 7th CenturySpread toPersia and thento EuropeOriginal wordof chess ...
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ARMYKINGQUEENBISHOPROOKPAWNKNIGHT
THE CHESS BOARD SETUP8 PAWNS,2 ROOKS,2 KNIGHTS,2 BISHOPS, A QUEEN, AND A KINGTWO ARMIES – BLACK AND WHITE ON A 64-GRID BOARD
GENERAL RULES OF CHESSMAIN GOAL OF THE GAME :TRAP OPPONENT’S KING!“CHECKMATE”• White alwaysstarts first • Each piece hasit...
WHY PLAY CHESS?• Encourages peopleto overcome thefear of risk-taking• Learn to becomeresponsible foryour decisions
WHY PLAY CHESS?• Teaches planningahead andstrategizing• Improves criticalthinking andconcentration
World ChessChampionshipWHY PLAY CHESS?Grand Prize of 1.4 million dollars Grandmaster Title
How Do I Get Started?FirstStepsPlay online athttp://www.chess.com/Learn through YoutubeChess LessonsJoin UTP’s Chess ClubP...
Conclusion• Chess is the best exercise for a healthybrain and a better life• Chess is the greatest board game so startplay...
References• Chess-poster.com. (n.d.). Chessmayne History of Chess.Retrieved April 11, 2013, from Chess-poster.com:http://w...
‘Chess is Life’ – Bobby Fischer
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  1. 1. CHESS“KILLS TIME, SHARPENS MIND”Yashadini Anandarajah12899
  2. 2. IT’S A GAME OF WAR !Your are in control ofyour own army
  3. 3. HISTORY OF CHESSBelieved to beoriginated in India inthe 7th CenturySpread toPersia and thento EuropeOriginal wordof chess is‘Chaturanga’
  4. 4. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ARMYKINGQUEENBISHOPROOKPAWNKNIGHT
  5. 5. THE CHESS BOARD SETUP8 PAWNS,2 ROOKS,2 KNIGHTS,2 BISHOPS, A QUEEN, AND A KINGTWO ARMIES – BLACK AND WHITE ON A 64-GRID BOARD
  6. 6. GENERAL RULES OF CHESSMAIN GOAL OF THE GAME :TRAP OPPONENT’S KING!“CHECKMATE”• White alwaysstarts first • Each piece hasit’s ownmovement• When apiece iscaptured,it isremovedfrom play• Players moveone piece at atimealternatively
  7. 7. WHY PLAY CHESS?• Encourages peopleto overcome thefear of risk-taking• Learn to becomeresponsible foryour decisions
  8. 8. WHY PLAY CHESS?• Teaches planningahead andstrategizing• Improves criticalthinking andconcentration
  9. 9. World ChessChampionshipWHY PLAY CHESS?Grand Prize of 1.4 million dollars Grandmaster Title
  10. 10. How Do I Get Started?FirstStepsPlay online athttp://www.chess.com/Learn through YoutubeChess LessonsJoin UTP’s Chess ClubPick up a chess book“Bobby FischerTeaches Chess”
  11. 11. Conclusion• Chess is the best exercise for a healthybrain and a better life• Chess is the greatest board game so startplaying today!
  12. 12. References• Chess-poster.com. (n.d.). Chessmayne History of Chess.Retrieved April 11, 2013, from Chess-poster.com:http://www.chess-poster.com/english/chesmayne/history_of_chess.htm• Harper, D. (2012). Retrieved April 12, 2013, from OnlineEtymology Dictionary:http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=chess• Wikipedia. (2013). Chess. Retrieved April 11, 2013, fromWikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess#History
  13. 13. ‘Chess is Life’ – Bobby Fischer

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