1. Chess is almost 1,500 years old. It probably came from India, but could have originated in China.
  2. In 1985, Gary Kasparov became the youngest champion at age 22 years 210 days.
  3. Checkmate means “the king is dead” in Arabic.
  4. The second book to be printed in English was about chess.
  5. The first computer to beat a maestro was called Deep Thought. This happened in 1988.
  6. The longest theoretical game possible would be 5,949.

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