Wednesday, July 30, 2008


"As the game [acedrex, or chess] changed and moved from India through Persia and into Europe the Indian elephants became bishops. Eventually the counselor would become a queen, and her power increased tremendously. The chariots became castles, which explains why the modern chess castle can travel so rapidly across the board."

That's pretty cool. But I don't understand how an elephant could travel on diagonals. You'd think it would keep banging into other pieces all the time...

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