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Evidence for Chatrang (Sassanian)

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1143
Type Contemporary text
Location Late Sasanian
Date 0610-01-01 - 0651-12-31
Rules Name of Chatrang, names of pieces, capturing of pieces.
Content WIZĀRIŠN Ī ČATRANG UD NIHIŠN Ī NĒW-ARDAXŠĪR: “The Explanation of Chess and the Arrangement of Backgammon.” Pahlavi manuscript of late Sasanian date. This tale recounts the meeting of Sasanian king Kosrow I and the probably mythical king of India Dewisharm, who played Chatrang and Nard together. It describes the names for the pieces (shah, farzin, rukh, pil, asp, piyadak). Panaino 2017; Murray 1913: 151–153.
Confidence 100
Social status Royalty
Source Murray, H. J. R. 1913. A History of Chess. London: Oxford University Press. , Panaino, A. 2017. WIZĀRIŠN Ī ČATRANG UD NIHIŠN Ī NĒW-ARDAXŠĪR. Encyclopaedia Iranica. accessed 03/23/2020.

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