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Tamerlane chess: ms 7322 version. Information on historic variant of Tamerlane chess. (11x10, Cells: 112) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2006-09-29 UTC
The board with the illustrations is a little different from the diagram in
Arabic script; namely, the bull pawn and the elephant pawn are switched.

And, the word 'lakham' is represented by a crocodile in the diagram. I
looked it up in a dictionary and it says it is an old word for sharks,
with no mention of crocodiles. I am not sure about this, so I'll see what 
it means in an old dictionary sometime later.

If the whole manuscript is scanned and posted I can help to translate the
rules of the game and the movements of pieces.