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Shakhmaty (Medieval) DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Eastern Europe, Northern Europe

Category Reconstruction, Done, Board, War, Replacement, Checkmate, Chaturanga


The version of Shakhmaty was played in the medieval period according to different rules than exist today.


Two kings, two queens, two bishops or elephants, two knights, two rooks, eight pawns per player.

These rules were taken from the Historical Information ruleset.

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Reconstructed rulesets
Shakhmaty (Medieval) (Ludii 1) Reconstructed with Ludii
Shakhmaty (Medieval) (Ludii 2) Reconstructed with Ludii
Shakhmaty (Medieval) (Ludii 3) Reconstructed with Ludii
Shakhmaty (Medieval) (Ludii 4) Reconstructed with Ludii
Shakhmaty (Medieval) (Ludii 5) Reconstructed with Ludii
Shakhmaty (Medieval) (Ludii 6) Reconstructed with Ludii
Shakhmaty (Medieval) (Ludii 7) Reconstructed with Ludii
Shakhmaty (Medieval) (Ludii 8) Reconstructed with Ludii
Shakhmaty (Medieval) (Ludii 9) Reconstructed with Ludii

Incomplete rulesets
Historical Information Rules from DLP evidence.



Ludeme Description

Shakhmaty (Medieval).lud


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Murray 1913: 378-383.

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Linder, I. 1979. Chess in Old Russia. Moscow: Nauka.

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



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