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Ancient ChessA website
. Site dedicated to the history and evolution of Chess!

Author: Rick Knowlton.


Well produced educational site that promotes historical and regional chess games, from around the world, and throughout history.

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Read about chess history, chess evolution and fascinating chess variants from around the world. Learn to play Thai chess (makruk), Chinese chess (xiangqi), Japanese chess (shogi), Korean chess (janggi). Look at the medieval chess (shatranj) that spread throughout the world, and look at a beautiful reproduction of the 9th century set found in Nishapur, Persia (now Iran). Browse through our store, where quality sets for these many forms of chess are easily available.


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