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Shatranji. A hybrid of Shatranj and Chessgi. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2011-03-10 UTC
The 'ambiguity' you mention exists only from taking the one phrase you quoted out of context. Here is the context: 'The King, Rook, Knight, and Pawn are the same as in Chess, except that Pawns do not have a double move, they cannot capture by en passant, the Pawn may promote only to a General, and the King and Rook cannot castle.' So, with regard to promotion, the Pawn is the same as in Chess except in regard to what it can promote to. Since a Pawn in Chess must promote upon reaching the last rank, and the Pawn in Shatranji is the same in this respect, it too must promote upon reaching the last rank.