Friday, March 06, 2015

Definitely Got Something to do with chess XI

The queen, now the most potent piece on the board, surprisingly did not exist in the early days of chess in India, Persia and the Near East. She was born around 1000 AD in Europe, but by 1497, when Isabella of Castile ruled over Spain and much of the New World, she had come to rule the game.

Or so it says here.

... to do with chess Index


an ordinary chessplayer said...

That's from the publisher, not the author. I guess in a technical sense the fierz or vizier was not _necessarily_ a queen. I read the extract on Amazon, looks like a decent read although not earth-shattering. I may buy this one for summer vacation.

Anonymous said...

Wot no Jovanka?