Checkmate? Shah mat!

Chess is an old game, and didn't always used to look like chess.  So, last week we learned about Shatranj, and tried to solve Dilaram's mate (an old Shatranj  puzzle), and invite you to try playing Shatranj online.

as-Suli's Diamond puzzle

Chess Quotes

The name of the theme used for this Drupal site is Scaccarium, designed by one BWPanda, to whom are due many thanks.  The word scaccarium comes from the medieval Latin scaccarium 'a chessboard', which comes from scaccus ('chess'), itself a derivation of the Persian shah ('king').