The Chess Variant Pages

Turkish Great Chess, variation IV

By John Ayer

 

Introduction

John Gollon's Variation Four, at least, though apparently known from a Turkish source, is just as apparently not purely Turkish, since "raja" and "rani" are Indian words and "shahzadeh" is Persian.

Setup

Variation Four is played on a board fourteen squares by fourteen, uncheckered.  (Shown checked here for clarity. --Ed.)

Pieces

 

Rules

The rules on stalemate and bare king are unknown. 

 

Computer Play

You can also play this game by email, using the web-based Play by Mail system at the link below.

 

Credits

 Play by Mail preset and Chess board illustration made using the Play by Mail system, by Tony Quintanilla.