Chaturanga Chess Set - the parent of them all
Chaturanga is an Indian game played on an 8x8 board. The 8x8 board is called an ashtapada, and is very likely the grandparent of the modern chess board. Where the game fits in our ancestry is less clear, but you can see some family resemblences: there are pawns/soldiers, a king, a horse and an elephant.
3rd Plymouth Rapidplay (a six-round Swiss Rapidplay) will take place on Sunday 4 December at Plymouth Chess Club, from 10am to 6:15pm.
Full details and an entry form for the event are available via Chess Devon at the following link: http://www.chessdevon.org.uk/PlymouthRapidplay.doc
Teign Academy, Kingsteignton TQ12 3JG
at St Peter's School LYMPSTONE Devon EX8 5AU
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