[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Shatranj. The widely played historic Arabian game, predecessor of modern chess. (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Thomas McElmurry wrote on 2005-03-28 UTCI see. So there's a bit of history and a bit of mystery. Intriguing. David Paulowich wrote on 2005-03-27 UTCRegarding this board pattern: none of the 16 marked squares can be visited by any Elephant in Shatranj. There are also 16 unmarked squares that cannot be visited. <p>Fergus: Yesterday I sent two comments to Chess Variants Play-by-Mail System - the preset is giving me false (Black King in check) reports. Fergus Duniho wrote on 2005-03-27 UTCIt is based on the Ashtapada, the board that may have originally been used for Chaturanga. In a diagram shown on Jean-Louis Cazaux's website, certain spaces have X's on them. But when I tried this, it didn't look good with the pieces also on the X'd squares. So I made a recolored copy of the board and copied recolored squares to the squares that were X'd in the diagram. This looked much nicer while highlighting the same squares. See http://history.chess.free.fr/ashtapada.htm Thomas McElmurry wrote on 2005-03-27 UTCWhat is the significance of the unusual board coloring in the new Shatranj preset? 4 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.