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Chaturanga for four players.. Oldest multiplayer chess variant. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Steve Nichols wrote on 2012-04-03 UTCBelowAverage ★★
The simplest proof that two-sided variants evolved from four-handed
Chaturanga is to examine Pachisi, and evolution of pachisi board into the 8
x 8 board, and how its pieces (4 teams) became Chaturanga pawns.

In answer to the question about strength of my software,
answer is that is almost unbeatable at the higher/ slower levels. I have
recently refined some of the endgame algorithms. Over 10 million variants
are playable within the software! Book on Chaturanga out soon .... maybe
2013, and busy on Zenet project currently