In Persia, more than a thousand years ago, people developed the game of chess and encouraged the young to play it because they believed it helped them to think. It is a game where chance plays no part and you need to have a good memory, but it seems you don’t need to be especially intelligent. Read more about how to play this game and about its long history (650 words).
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