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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 Sun, May 14, 2006 07:45 AM 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
But the most important mistake is the Pawns which should be arranged on
the 3rd line ! (Murray, p341).