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
"Those chess lovers who ask me how many moves I usually calculate in advance, when making a combination, are always astonished when I reply, quite truthfully, 'as a rule not a single one' "
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