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| subject_name = Chess
| image_link = [[Image:ChessSet.jpg|250px]]
| image_caption = From left, a white [[King (chess)|king]], black [[rook (chess)|rook]] and [[queen (chess)|queen]], white [[pawn (chess)|pawn]], black [[knight (chess)|knight]], and white [[bishop (chess)|bishop]]
| players = 2
| setup_time = under one minute
| playing_time = casual games without time control last usually 10–60 minutes
| random_chance = None
| skills = [[Chess tactics|Tactics]], [[Chess strategy|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 [[Directory:India|India]]n origin.

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