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It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Shatranj Kamil II. Large historic shatranj variant with new piece: dabbabah or war machine. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2006-05-14 UTC
As I posted for the other so-called 'Kamil', Gollon made a lot of regretful mistakes. This variant here was not called Kamil either. It was called Shatranj at-tâmma, meaning complete chess. It was not inspired by the other one, there no proof of that, it is more likely an independant invention. It is first recorded in a manuscript from the 12th c., and could be, as the rest of the manuscript, as old as the 9th c. But the most important mistake is the Pawns which should be arranged on the 3rd line ! (Murray, p341).