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Oblong Shatranj with Die: http://www.zillions-of-games.com/cgi-bin/zilligames/submissions.cgi/16039?do=show;id=1188

Oblong Shatranj with die is a medieval chess variant that is played on a board of 4x16 = 64 squares. Win is achieved by capturing the opponent's king. The players have the same pieces as in Shatranj, namely a king that moves one square in any direction; a general (firzan) that moves diagonally one step; two fils that jump diagonally two steps; two knights that move like chess knights; two rooks (rukh) that correspond to chess rooks, and eight pawns that move like chess pawns, except that there is no initial double-step. The today uncommon pieces general and fil have been marked with a red spot to remind the player that they move in the medieval manner. These medieval pieces are better suited for this game than modern chess pieces.


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Author: M Winther.
Web page created: 2006-03-05. Web page last updated: 2006-03-05

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