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Evidence for Cittabhramanrpasya Khelanam

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Id DLP.Evidence.2237
Type Contemporary rule description
Location 19°51'38.91"N, 75°20'35.95"E
Date 1871-01-01 - 1871-12-31
Rules 8x8 board. One player plays with the following pieces: Raja (x1): moves one space in any direction; Mantri (x1): moves any distance orthogonally or diagonally; Ushtra (x2): moves diagonally any distance; Vaha (x2): move orthogonally one space and then diagonally another, jumping over any intervening pieces; Danti (x2): moves orthogonally any distance. Padati (x8): move forward orthogonally one space or one space diagonally forward to capture. When a Padati reaches the opposite edge of the board, it is promoted to a Mantri and is moved immediately to the space it last moved from. The opponent plays as one Raja, which can move as any of the other pieces. This Raja cannot move to a space adjacent to the opponent's Raja. An opponent's piece is captured by moving one of the player's own pieces onto the space occupied by the opponent's piece. If the Raja can be captured on the opponent's next turn, it is in check. The Raja cannot be in check at the end of the player's turn. If this is impossible, the opponent wins. Check and checkmate rules apply to the player with a single Raja.
Content "Now a fifth variety of the game, which is named a mad king's game, is being mentioned. In this game one side stands the king with al his powers in an eight-square board. On the opposite side stands the other king alone without any of the other pieces. The movements of the pieces are the same as in the ordinary game; but the single king can have the movement of any power as is necessary. The single king can capture an unprotected power of the opponent, can give check to the other king, but cannot occupy any adjacent square of the opposite king. He is also subject top checks as in the ordinary game." Iyer 1982:51-52.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Genders Male
Source Iyer, S. 1982. Indian Chess as Embodied in the Kridakausalyam of Pt. Harikrishna Sharma Jyotishacharya. Delhi: Nag Publishers.

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