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 By Joe  Joyce. HyperModern Shatranj. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jose Carrillo wrote on 2010-02-04 UTCGood ★★★★
I agree about the confusion regarding the pawns. Probably a copy and paste of rules from the Modern Shatranj page, as not even the pieces in the diagram match the ones in the game in the tournament.

But in the first paragraph it does say that the game uses modern pawn rules (= 2 squares initial move + en passant).

Regarding the Elephant, I wouldn't call it a 'Bishop' like piece that can jump. It's actually an Alfil (that jumps) that can also play like a Ferz.

Andy Maxson wrote on 2007-02-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Where i got the panther name was the exotic pieces applet. I like the
waffle beacause
it is not colorbound so the game flows quicklier. This game might actually
be on par with chess it is just a little to weak so maybe if there was an
added weak piece it could battle chess. But anyway shatranj variants are
really interesting to me

Andy Maxson wrote on 2007-02-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
The elephant can reach half the squares on the board. how about replacing elephants with waffles an the sliding general with a panther which moves 1 or two squares in any direction but cannot jump

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