hist-games: Gala, Courier Chess, Frisian draughts

Damian Walker damian at snigfarp.karoo.co.uk
Wed Aug 9 22:05:45 PDT 2006


Quoting Peter Michaelsen's message of Yesterday:

> I find your idea about a possible relationship between the courier in 
> Courier Chess and the Horsa/Bishop in Gala quite interesting.

It was just an idle fancy, but it was the only chess piece with a long 
diagonal move that I know of before the advent of modern chess.  If 
there are others, they may instead have been an influence.

-- 
Damian - http://damian.snigfarp.karoo.net/





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