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Bukharan Shatranj DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Central Asia

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, War


Bukharan Shatranj is a capturing game that was played in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in the nineteenth century.


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.



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Markov 2017.

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Markov, G. 2017. "A Note on Chess in 19th Century Turkestan." Board Game Studies Journal 11: 73-82.



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