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Shatranj. The widely played historic Arabian game, predecessor of modern chess. (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2005-03-27 UTC
It is based on the Ashtapada, the board that may have originally been used
for Chaturanga. In a diagram shown on Jean-Louis Cazaux's website,
certain spaces have X's on them. But when I tried this, it didn't look
good with the pieces also on the X'd squares. So I made a recolored copy
of the board and copied recolored squares to the squares that were X'd in
the diagram. This looked much nicer while highlighting the same squares.