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Historians argue about the origins of Chess. Some say it began in India, others in Egypt and China. The most famous legend was over 1,000 years ago. A king who was having a difficult time outsmarting his enemy asked one of his generals to create a game that would help them be better planners and also teach them to defend themselves. After several tries, one of the generals came up with the game of Chess. He was richly rewarded and to this day, thousands of people play his game.