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==Chess==
 
==Chess==
 
[[12th Century]] [[Chess]] is not so dissimilar from modern chess that the game would be unrecocognised. A few rules differ however.....
 
[[12th Century]] [[Chess]] is not so dissimilar from modern chess that the game would be unrecocognised. A few rules differ however.....
*The queen moved like a bishop. (Holmes 1952, 43)
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*The queen moved one square on the diagonal.
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*The bishop moved exactly two squares on the diagonal.
 
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*The pawn moved as in modern chess, except did not have a double move opening, and only promoted to a queen (which was a week piece).
 
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*Removing all of the oponents pieces except the king, called a 'bare king', was a victory.
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*There was no castling (combined move of the king and rook). (Alfonso)
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*It was often played with dice used to select which pieces were allowed to move.
   
 
==Tables==
 
==Tables==

Revision as of 15:33, 25 January 2006