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Tamerlane chess is a game information page. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, Large board, From ancient times.

Tamerlane chess. A well-known historic large variant of Shatranj. (11x10, Cells: 112) (Recognized!)

Author: Hans L. Bodlaender.


<ul> <li>It garnered considerable attention from Murray, Falkener, and later, Gollon. This has given it great notoriety, regardless of play value. <li>For those of us who became interested in chess variants pre-internet, it was certainly one of the first we were exposed to. <li>The names of some of its pieces have become technical terms for variantists, i.e. Wazir, Dabbabah, and Camel. <li>It was likely for many people the first exposure to a variant logically building on atomic moves (e.g. the groups: Ferz, Fil, Taliah; Wazir, Dabbabah, Rukh; Faras, Jamal, Zarafah). <li>I believe that virtually everyone has meddled with in an attempt to improve it, thus fostering the creativity and adventurousness that characterizes the contributors to the CVP. <li>I therefore propose that Tamerlane Chess be considered for Recognized Variant for its contributions to the history and culture of the variantist community. --John Lawson </ul>

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The board used for this game has 10 row(s), 11 column(s), 112 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.
Invented in the year 1400. [1399-1401]. [1395-1405].

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