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Evidence for Shatranj al-Husun

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Id DLP.Evidence.1404
Type Contemporary rule description
Location 36°28'0.92"N, 52°21'4.04"E
Date 1352-01-01 - 1352-12-31
Rules 10x10 board, with an extra square placed behind each Rukh. The pieces move as follows, with the number per player: 1 x Shah (king): moves one space orthogonally or diagonally. 1 x Fers (counselor): One square diagonally. 2 x Rukh (rook): Any number of spaces orthogonally. 2x Dabbaba: any numbe r of squares diagonally.2 x Pil (elephant): Two squares diagonally, jumping over the first. Cannot capture another Pil. 2 x Asb (horse): Moves as a chess knight. 12 x Sarbaz (soldier): Moves one space forward orthogonally; one space forward diagonally to capture. No en passant. Promoted to Fers when reaching the eighth rank. No castling. Stalemate results in win for player causing it. The player who checkmates the king wins. If a player moves their king into one of the extra squares on the opposite side of the board, the game is a draw.
Content Content From Nafa'is al-funun ft 'ard'is al-'uyun ("Treasury of the sciences" by Muhammad ibn Mahmoud al-Amuli. Murray 1913: 343-344.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Nobility
Genders Male
Source Murray, H. J. R. 1913. A History of Chess. London: Oxford University Press.

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