hist-games: Gala, Courier Chess, Frisian draughts
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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