Chess Olympiad Games:
For the first time, this year, India is also going to host the Chess Olympiad games.
- The event was originally scheduled in Russia
- India is considered the birthplace of chess.
- Its origin can be traced back nearly 1500 years to its earliest known predecessor, called chaturanga, in India.
- From India, it spread to Persia.
- The game evolved roughly into its current form by about 1500 CE.