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Chess Player's Chronicle Volume 3 epub
Chess Player's Chronicle Volume 3 epub

Chess Player's Chronicle Volume 3 by Books Group
Chess Player's Chronicle Volume 3
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Author: Books Group
Page Count: 50 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781130112672
File size: 48 Mb
File Name: Chess.Player's.Chronicle.Volume.3.pdf
Download Link: Chess Player's Chronicle Volume 3
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 Excerpt: ...and the black to the North: let the elephant stand on the left of the King, next to him the horse, then the boat; and before them all, fourfoot-soldiers; but the boat must be placed in the angle of the board." From this passage it clearly appears that an army, with its four Anga's, must be placed on each side of the board, since an elephant could not stand in any other position on the left hand of each King; and Ra'dHa'ca'nt informed me, that the board consisted like ours of sixty-four squares, half of them occupied by the forces, and half vacant; he added, that this game is mentioned in the oldest law books, and that it was invented by the wife of Ra'van, King of Lanca, in order to amuse him with an image of war, while his city was closely besieged by Ra'ma, in the second age of the world. He had not heard the story told by FirDa usi, near the close of the Shdhnamah, and it was probably carried into Persia from Cdnyacuvja by Borzu, the favourite physician, thence called Vaidyapriya, of the great Anu'shirava'n; but he said that the Brahmans of Gaur, or Bengal, were once celebrated.for superior skill in the game, and that his father, together with his spiritual preceptor, Jaganna'th, now living at Tribeni, had instructed two young Brahmans in all the rules of it, and had sent them to Jayanagar, at the request of the late Raja, who had liberally rewarded them. A ship or boat is substituted, we see, in this complex game, for the rat'h, or armed chariot, which the Bengalese pronounce rot'h, and which the Persians changed into rokh, whence came the Rook of some European nations; as the merge and fol of the French are supposed to be corruptions of ferz and fil, the prime minister and elephant, of the Persians and Arabs t it were vain to seek an etymology of...

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