Chess; A game of mental martial arts

Chess is even sometimes seen as an abstract war-game and a ‘mental martial art. Although the game is believed to have originated in Eastern India, the earliest evidence of chess is found in the nearby Sassanid Persian sometime around 600 AD. In this report we will take a look at how this game has evolved in Iran and we will get to know some of Iranian chess masters.

By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2017