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Chess Facts

Here we listed most interesting chess facts, that you won't know.

Chess Facts

1. The longest tournament chess game ever to be played was 269 moves.

2. Chess is played on a board of 64 squares, 8 rows and 8 columns.

3. The rows on a chess board are called ranks and the columns are called files.

4. Do you know It's possible to checkmate your opponent in only two moves.

5. Chess is the most popular game in Russia.

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6. Chess was known as the game of kings.

7. The longest chess game theoretically possible is 5,949 moves.

8. Chess in a mandatory subject of schools in Armenia.

9. Chess is a proven way to improve memory function.

10. There are 400 possible moves after each move played.

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