background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System

   

Part of the Digital Ludeme Project background    

Home Games Forum Downloads Tutorials Tournaments History World Map Team


 
Rumi Shatranj

Leaderboard

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Southern Asia

Categories

Board, War, Chaturanga.

Description

Rumi Shatranj is a variation of Shatranj played in India. "Rumi" is a term referring to the belief that this game originated in Western Asia. The Counselor has a special opening move, and the kings are placed facing each other.

Rules

8x8 board. The pieces move as follows, with the number per player: King (x1): moves one space orthogonally or diagonally; Counselor (x1): One square diagonally, but may move two spaces forward orthogonally on the first move, jumping over the Soldier in front of it on the first move of the game; Rook (x2): Any number of spaces orthogonally; Elephant (x2): Two squares diagonally, jumping over the first, cannot capture another Elephant; Horse (x2): Moves as a chess knight. Soldier (x8): Moves one space forward orthogonally; one space forward diagonally to capture. The Soldier in front of the Counselor may jump to the space in front of the Counselor when it has used its special move on the first turn, this must be done as the second move of the game, i.e. on the next turn after the Counselor had made its special move. No en passant. Soldiers promote to Counselor when reaching the eighth rank. No castling. Stalemate results in a win for player causing it. The player who checkmates the king wins.

Murray 1913: 362.

Ludeme Description

Rumi Shatranj.lud

Evidence Map

1 pieces of evidence in total. Browse all evidence for Rumi Shatranj here.

Click on any marker or highlighted region to view the evidence relating to it.
To view all regions, please select it from the category options below.

Evidence category:

Evidence coloured based on:

Map style:



Sources

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

Identifiers

DLP.Game.278

     Contact Us
     ludii.games@gmail.com
     cameron.browne@maastrichtuniversity.nl

lkjh Maastricht University
Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE)
Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands
This project is funded by a 2m euro
ERC Consolidator Grant from the
European Research Council