Turkish Great Chess, variation III
Here is John Gollon's Turkish Great Chess Variation
Variation Three is played on a board twelve squares by twelve, uncheckered.
(The graphic is checkered
for clarity -- Ed.)
- The Padshah, or King, starts on G1 and F12, and moves as the King (there
is no castling).
- The Wazir, or Vizir, or Minister, starts on F1 and G12, and moves as the
- The Fil, or Elephant, starts on E1, H1, E12, and H12, and moves as the
- The Ratha, or Chariot, starts at D1, I1, D12, and I12, and moves as the
- The Dahja, or Standard, starts on C1, J1, C12, and J12, and moves as the
- The Ghora, or Horse, starts on B1, K1, B12, and K12, and moves as the
- The Rook starts on A1, L1, A12, and L12.
- Pawns fill the whole of the second and eleventh ranks. They have no
multiple steps, and on reaching the last rank of the board are promoted to Wazir.
The rules on stalemate and bare King are unknown. There is no castling.
illustration made using the Play by Mail system, by Tony