History of Chess - The history of Chess can be traced back nearly 1500 years. The earliest predecessor of the game originated in India were it was called Chaturanga. The Romantic era of Chess was the predominant Chess playing style down to the 1880s. In the second half of 19th century, modern Chess tournament began, and the first world championship was held 1886. The 20th century saw great leaps forward in Chess. Theory and Establishment of World Chess Federation ( FIDE ) was founded in Paris on 20th july 1924.
There are 165 National Federation in membership covering all continents with 800000 affiliated members. The FIDE was recognized by the IOC in June 1999 as an International sports federation. In 2005 the FIDE become a full member of the ( GAISF ).