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It was last modified on: 2016-05-03
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Chaturanga. The first known variant of chess. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2011-02-10 UTC
> I can't believe no one until now has noticed that 2 boards are just 
> the same thing with the river removed and the pieces being played 
> within the squares or on intersection points.

In fact this is exactly how I use the board in my multi-cultural min Chess set. Just slip in the River between the two board halves when playing Xianhqi.