Monastiraki - Athens
Monastiraki - Athens
Our company D. GOYNARIS was founded and settled in Monastiraki area in 1971. Our success in the amazing world of chess, in the traditional world of hand made backgammon as well as our's company choice from the No1 travelling guide TOP 10 ATHENS, are owed in the quality of our products, in our insistence to your direct service satisfaction and in our competitive prices. We are sure that the choice of our products will give you long times of entertainment.
Little historical info about chess & backgammon
The history of chess spans some 1500 years. The earliest predecessors of the game originated in India, before the 6th century AD. From India, the game spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently spread to Southern Europe. In Europe, chess evolved into its current form in the 15th century. In the second half of the 19th century, modern chess tournament play began, and the first world Chess Championship was held in 1886. The 20th century saw great leaps forward in chess theory and the establishment of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
Backgammon or Tavli in greek is one of the oldest board games for two players. There are many pottery paints from Ancient Greece showing Achilles playing one kind of board game like backgammon or chess during rest in Troy War. The playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice, and players win by removing all of their pieces from the board.
Although luck is involved and factors into the outcome, strategy plays a more important role in the long run. With each roll of the dice players must choose from numerous options for moving their checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. Players may raise the stakes during the game. There is an established repertoire of common tactics and occurrences.
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