Yeah! You read that correctly. People even though after spending their whole lives as living bodies don’t come across something interesting that can turn into damn! This can happen too!

So today’s topic is a bit unusual. I will not talk about (or write or type about I must say!!!!!) about the tactics, strategies, endgames,middlegames  and other chess related things like psychology and all that stuff.

Here are some facts about the game of chess which not many chess players may be aware of.

These are little fundamental ideas behind the game of chess, from the chess history to the longest game possible.

This chess information should help you to improve your theory of the game.

Let’s get into these top 10 interesting wow chess facts!

1.   The number of possible unique chess games is much greater than the number of electrons in the universe. The number of electrons is estimated to be about 10^79, while the number of unique chess games is 10^120.

2.   The longest chess game theoretically possible is 5,949 moves.

3.   Blathy, Otto (1860-1939), credited for creating the longest Chess Problem, mate in 290 moves.

4.   There were 72 consecutive Queen Moves in the Mason-Mackenzie game at London in 1882.

5.   There are well over 1,000 different openings, including variations within larger openings/defenses that one can learn.

6.   The second book ever printed in the English language was about chess!

7.   About 600,000,000 (six hundred million) people know how to play chess worldwide!

8.   The records of moves without capture are of 100 moves during the Match between Thorton and M.Walker in 1992.

9.   In 1985, Eric Knoppert played 500 games of 10-minute Chess in 68 hours.

10.  Dr. Emanuel Lasker from Germany retained the World Chess Champion title for more time than any other player ever: 26 years and 337 days


So these are the top 10 interesting picked facts related to chess which are a wow type when one reads them!

Chess is actually amazing in its own way and can be compared to many forms instead.

So which fact of chess among these 10 amazed you the most? Do let us know in the comment section down below and share other amazing facts of chess if you know any.