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Evidence for Persian Chess with a Queen

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Id DLP.Evidence.2036
Type Ethnography
Location 39°39'12.42"N, 66°57'33.25"E
Date 1877-01-01 - 1877-12-31
Rules 8x8 board. The pieces move as follows, with the number per player: 1 x Shah (king): moves one space orthogonally or diagonally. 1 x Fers (counselor): Any distance orthogonally or diagonally.]. 2 x Rukh (rook): Any number of spaces orthogonally. 2 x Pil (elephant): Any distance diagonally. 2 x Asb (horse): Moves as a chess knight. 8 x Sarbaz (soldier): Moves one space forward orthogonally; one space forward diagonally to capture. No en passant. No castling. The first move must be the Fers's Sarbaz, which moves two spaces forward. Castling can happen in three moves, moving the Shah forward or backward once orthogonally and once with the Asb's move, and moving the Rukh to the Shah's former space. Castling can also be done on the Fers's side. When a piece moves to a space occupied by an opponent's piece, the opponent's piece is captured. If the Shah can be captured on the opponent's next turn, it is in check. A player's Shah must not be in check at the end of their turn. If this is impossible, it is checkmate and the opponent wins.
Content Accoutn of two games of the "Persian Chess with a Queen" published by A. Chernevski in 1877 in Shakhmatny Listok ("Shakhmaty v Turkestane", details and games presented in Markov 2017.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Genders Male
Source Markov, G. 2017. "A Note on Chess in 19th Century Turkestan." Board Game Studies Journal 11: 73-82.

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