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Evidence for Bukharan Shatranj

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.2037
Type Ethnography
Location 39°39'12.42"N, 66°57'33.25"E
Date 1877-01-01 - 1877-12-31
Rules 8x8 board. The first move is by the queen, which jumps two spaces forward orthogonally, and then is reduced to a weak piece. No castling. Bishops move two spaces diagonally, leaping over the first square.
Content Account of "Bukharan Chess" as played in Samarkand, described by A. Chernevski in Shakhmatny Listok 1877 ("Shakhmaty v Turkestane"). Markov 2017: 74-75.
Confidence 100
Source Markov, G. 2017. "A Note on Chess in 19th Century Turkestan." Board Game Studies Journal 11: 73-82.

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