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Turkish Great Chess, variation IV

By John Ayer



John Gollon's Variation Four, at least, though apparently known from a Turkish source, is just as apparently not purely Turkish, since "raja" and "rani" are Indian words and "shahzadeh" is Persian.


Variation Four is played on a board fourteen squares by fourteen, uncheckered.  (Shown checked here for clarity. --Ed.)




The rules on stalemate and bare king are unknown. 


Computer Play

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 Play by Mail preset and Chess board illustration made using the Play by Mail system, by Tony Quintanilla.