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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 Sun, Jun 7, 2015 02:00 AM UTC:
You can print a Tamerlane Chess set here:

Garth Wallace wrote on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 12:34 AM UTC:
Do you know if anyone has translated those descriptions?

John Ayer wrote on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 01:03 AM UTC:
No playing sets survive.  The original accounts contain remarks about the shapes of a few pieces.

Garth Wallace wrote on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 12:28 AM 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 Fri, Sep 29, 2006 02:24 AM 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 Mon, Feb 21, 2005 10:24 PM 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 Mon, Feb 21, 2005 09:58 PM 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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