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Shatranj Shir Bakri DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Asia

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Hunt


Shatranj Shir Bakri is a game from nineteenth century India that was described by Lala Raja Babu Sahib, Superintendent of the Palace Games Department of Patiala. It was played on a standard 8x8 board with 32 goats and two lions.


8x8 board. One player plays as two lions, placed on the two central spaces of the bottom outer row of the board, and the other player plays as 32 goats, arranged on the opposite four rows.

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Murray 1913: 347 note 19

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

Sahib, L.R.B. 1901. Mo'allim-ul-Shatranj or Chess Monitor. Delhi: Imperial Book Depot Press.



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