hist-games: period chess

David Baines alfred1sca at hotmail.com
Mon May 22 11:24:04 PDT 2000


I think it can be documented.  I have heard it was played by Orthodox monks. 
  If I come across a reference, I'll post it.


>From: "Mark Waks, AKA Justin du Coeur" <justin at intermetrics.com>
>To: hist-games at pbm.com
>Subject: Re: hist-games: period chess
>Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 13:39:25 -0400
>
>David Baines wrote:
> > Check out Byzantine Chess.  It was played in period for several 
>centuries
> > and features a round, non-standard gameboard.  I don't have any 
>references
> > for you at this time, but it is a fun game.
>
>Actually, this is something I've been wondering. Is there *any* evidence
>for Byzantine Chess aside from the Alfonso MS? Fond though I am of
>Alfonso, I have to be a little nervous about the accuracy of an account
>coming from all the way across the continent, and it wouldn't seem to
>give us any indication of how long or how widely the game was actually
>played...
>
>				-- Justin
>
>Random Quote du Jour:
>
>"talk.bizarre: an in-joke masquerading as a newsgroup."
>
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