Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Fact of the Day: Check Mate

The name for the board game chess is derived from the Old French word esches which meant "a check" in English. 

14 comments:

Christine said...

I never knew that, interesting.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

That is a game I have never played..

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cool!!!!!

Bob Bushell said...

It's good to know that.

Kati said...

I always wanted to know how to play it, never got round to it!

-Kati
Almost Stylish

Sarah said...

Hello,

So amazing !

Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr/

Pat Hatt said...

No money though, hmph

Emmylou said...

My kids beat me at chess all the time....sad.....

Marg said...

Never get into playing chess but bet it is fun to do.

Martha said...

Didn't know that!

RO said...

I have never gotten the hang of playing chess, but the game looks so fascinating. Hugs...RO

happyone said...

Not a chess player myself, too much thinking for a game. : )

Fundy Blue said...

I didn't know that, either! I gave up chess when my brother began to beat me at it consistently was was an insufferable gloater! Nothing like sibling rivalry!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Interesting!