Checkmate: a brief history of chess
The success of 'The Queen's Gambit' reignited an interest in the game
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!
LIFESTYLE Olympic games
TRAVEL United kingdom