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Shatranj (Egypt) DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern Africa, Western Asia

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


This version of Shatranj is recorded from a game played in Livorno, Italy between Francesco Piacenza and an ambassador from Egypt in the seventeenth century.


8x8 uncheckered board. Castling is done in the following sequence: the King is moved forward one square, then the Rook is moved , and the King is moved to the Rook's spot at the same time. Pawns cannot move two spaces on their first turn.



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Murray 1913: 354.

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



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