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From left, a white king, black rook and queen, white pawn, black knight, and white bishop
Players 2
Setup time under one minute
Playing time casual games without time control last usually 10–60 minutes
Random chance None
Skills required Tactics, Strategy

Chess is a recreational and competitive game for two players. The current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe in the second half of the 15th century after evolving from similar, much older games of Indian origin.

Today, chess is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide in clubs, online, by correspondence, in tournaments and informally.