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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]
Actina Ontorres wrote on 2015-06-07 UTC
You can print a Tamerlane Chess set here: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/chessexotic

Garth Wallace wrote on 2014-12-04 UTC
Do you know if anyone has translated those descriptions?

John Ayer wrote on 2014-11-16 UTC
No playing sets survive.  The original accounts contain remarks about the shapes of a few pieces.

Garth Wallace wrote on 2014-11-13 UTC
Are there any surviving sets for Tamerlane Chess, or is the game known only from descriptions in manuscripts? Does anyone know what the pieces looked like?

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.

John Lawson wrote on 2005-02-21 UTC
'ms' stands for 'manuscript', i.e. a handwritten book. MS 7322 is a particular manuscript, catalogue number 7322, in the collection of the British Museum. It is referenced in Murray's 'History of Chess'.

Mason Green wrote on 2005-02-21 UTC
Does anybody know why it's called 'ms 7732'? I know the 'ms' doesn't
stand for Microsoft or multiple sclerosis, but I don't know what it
really stands for.

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