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Chess (Mad Queen's Chess, Queen's Chess, Échecs, Schach, Ajedrez, Xadrez, Scacchi)

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Southern Europe

Categories

Board, War, Chess.

Description

Ultimately originates from Indian chaturanga, arrived in Western Europe during the Middle Ages as shatranj. Over several centuries, after seeming experimentation with movement, the adoption of the modern movement of the queen and bishop made chess what . Modern Chess appeared sometimes during the 14th or 15th Century, when the vizier piece was replaced by the Queen. It since has become perhaps the most popular game in the world, with massive international competitions.

Rules

Played on an 8x8 board with pieces with specialized moves: Pawns (8): can move one space forward Rooks (2): can move any number of spaces orthogonally Bishops (2): can move any number of spaces diagonally Knight (2): moves in an direction, one space orthogonally with one space forward diagonally Queens (1): can move any number of spaces orthogonally or diagonally Kings (1): can move one space orthogonally or diagonally Players capture pieces by moving onto a space occupied by an opponent's piece. Player wins when they capture the other player's king.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_of_chess

Origin

Europe

Ludeme Description

Chess.lud

Reference

Murray 1913: 776-890 Murray 1951:83–84.

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Sources

Damiano. 1512. Questo libro e da imparare giochare a scachi e de li partiti.

Murray, H. J. R. 1913. A History of Chess. London: Oxford University Press.

Murray, H.J.R. 1951 A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Reference ID

DLP.Game.16

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