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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-06-02
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Tamerlane chess. A well-known historic large variant of Shatranj. (11x10, Cells: 112) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2016-12-01 UTC
files=13 ranks=10 promoZone=1 maxPromote=12 promoOffset=11 promoChoice=+ graphicsDir=http://www.chessvariants.com/graphics.dir/small/ whitePrefix=W blackPrefix=B graphicsType=gif squareSize=35 darkShade=#FFFFFF symmetry=rotate Pawn (P)::fmWfcF:Pawn:b3 Pawn (V)::fmWfcF:Pawn:h3 Pawn (G)::fmWfcF:Pawn:f3 Pawn (E)::fmWfcF:Pawn:e3 Pawn (W)::fmWfcF:Pawn:c3 Pawn (G)::fmWfcF:Pawn:i3 Pawn (C)::fmWfcF:Pawn:d3 Pawn (N)::fmWfcF:Pawn:k3 Pawn (B)::fmWfcF:Pawn:j3 Pawn (R)::fmWfcF:Pawn:l3 Pawn (K)::fmWfcF:Pawn:g3 Pawn ()::fmWfcF:Pawn: hole::::a1,a2,a3,a4,a5,m1,m3,m4,m5 Vizir::W::h2 General::F::f2 Elephant::A::b1,l1 War engine:D:D:Cannon:f1,h1 Giraffe::afsafyafF::e2,i2 Camel::::d1,j1 Knight:N:::c2,k2 Picket:B:yafF:Assassin:d2,j2 Rook::::b2,l2 Prince:F:K:: Adventitious King:A:K:MidBrother: King::K::g2

Tamerlane Chess

This historic variant is one of the strangest that ever acquired large popularity: many strange pieces, a 'citadel' square as board appendix to provide an alternative winning condition, strange to very strange promotion rules. Perhaps a bit too much to capture that exactly in an Interactive Diagram, but what can be done is already useful enough to make it worth the effort.