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King Shehran and Sessa ebn Daher

As the tail says there was a king in India, called Shehran, dominating on everything, but his tedium. He was bored in the morning, noon and at night, all every day, until he fell ill because of it.

Sessa ebn Daher, his court wise man, to heal the king, invented a new game, called it chess. The game was brilliant, the king has recovered from the illnes after the first game.

- What do you want as a reward? - asked Shehran.

- A few grains of wheat only: put one grain on the first square of the chessboard, then double it on the next squares - said Sessa ebn Daher.

- Humble request! - smiled the king, but finally couldn't perform it.

The number of the wheat grains was 18 trillion, 446 billiard, 744 billion, 73 milliard 709 million, 551 thousand 615, which is approximately 700 thousand million tonnes.


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Classes

The game is the most exciting, when the two players are on the same playing strength. If the difference is too high between their strength, then one player will see the same game boring, that the other will see annihilating.
The playing strength are defined by the elo rating, its value is usually between 800 and 2600 points. Players are divided into different classes according to their playing strength, their elo rating. Players in the same class are in similar playing level.
Tournaments are usually class based, so players in the same level play each other in tournaments (mostly).
The following classes are defined in the club:

Class M 2200-
Class X 2000-2199
Class A 1800-1999
Class B 1600-1799
Class C 1400-1599
Class D 1200-1399
Class E 1000-1199
Class F 000-999
 
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