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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-07-12
 Author: John  Ayer and John  Gollon. Turkish Great Chess II. Gollon's large historical variant. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Smith wrote on 2008-10-24 UTCAverage ★★★
I think the Qalmaqini moves are explained as thus: Draw a line between the center of the Qalmaqini's square to the center of the opposing Padshah. The orthogonally or diagonally adjacent squares to the Qalmaqini that are in this path are which squares the Qalmaqini can move to. I do not think they promote since they can always potentially move.

Yu Ren Dong wrote on 2008-10-23 UTCGood ★★★★
I think this version is better than other Turkish Great Chess. 

Qalmaqini ,armed women, moves like a Shogi Pawn. Can Qalmaqini be promoted when reaching in the last rank?

John Ayer wrote on 2003-08-06 UTCGood ★★★★
If we call the armed female attendants Qalmaqini, and the bishop-knight a Bukhshi, then the king is called Shah instead of Padshah (emperor), and they are arranged Bukhshi, Wazir, Shah, Shahzadeh from left to right across each player's four central squares on the home-row. Murray says the version shown in the diagram above is the corrected version, but this other arrangement has its own internal logic. Probably there was some experimenting.

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2003-07-12 UTCGood ★★★★
Besides its historical interest, this is a very interesting variant. The different central Pawns and the central Knights are intriguing. The selective use of the 3rd or forward rank bears consideration in designing other games too.

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