Checkmate: a brief history of chess

The success of 'The Queen's Gambit' reignited an interest in the game

Stars Insider

20/09/21 | StarsInsider


The recent success of the Netflix miniseries 'The Queen's Gambit' brought into the spotlight a game that often sits in the shadows: chess. The hit show recently won the award for Outstanding Limited Series at the 2021 Emmys, proving just how popular it was! 

Dating back to the sixth century AD, chess has a rich history and is a game that over the years has taken on political, social, and cultural importance.

Check out this gallery to learn all about the history of chess!


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