It’s one of the oldest games in the world, and one of the most popular games of all time with millions of players around the world.
It’s believed that the oldest version of Chess was originated in Eastern India around 280-550 AD but the most recent version of the game and the rules that are still played today were started in Europe around 1475.
For many Chess is a game that allows their mind to develop strategic thinking and important life skills.
“ I really love playing chess, just where I can come and play because it allows me to praacice some of the skills and be able to continue to build some of the strategies and be able to exercise that because I really like strategy games.” Said Mitchell Kelly.
Chess is a highly strategic game that requires a lot of thinking and a lot of concentration. An average to good chess player can think to about 5 moves ahead, and a grand master can think to 20 moves ahead!
For students at BYU-Idaho the newly reformed chess society is an opportunity for chess lovers to come together to play and practice and to develop their skill levels even more.
Head of Society Harlem Hobbs said that the society is as great place for inexperienced people to become familiarized with the game and learn the rules and begin building their own skills.
He hopes that on occasion there can be lessons taught on complicated rules, and strategic play. The ultimate goal is to hold a Tournament at the end of the semester on April 2.
“We just want to build to the event, the chess tournament and make sure that everyone has fun,” said Harlem Hobbs “It’s a good place to meet other people of the same mind and just have fun.”
The Chess society meets every Thursday evening from 6:30-9:00 in the Hinckley room 333. No matter what your skill level is, all are welcome to attend.
From the Hinckley building, I’m Dallin Cervo, Scroll TV News