The History of Chess: From the Time of the Early Invention of the Game in India Till the Period of Its Establishment in Western and Central Europe
W. H. Allen & Company, 1860 - Chess - 312 pages
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... infer that the game of Chaturanga was invented by a people whose language was Sanskrit , which brings the invention home to India ; and further , it is the representation of a mode of warfare that was most peculiarly adapted to that ...
Yudhishthira again encounters Shakuni at Chess , and again loses all . " Thus it would appear that Yudhishthira fared no better at Chess or Chaturanga than he had done with the plain dice . It is to be inferred that he ventured on the ...
Indeed , we should have inferred as much , although the author nowhere expressly asserts it , from the nature of the game . Were we to suppose , for instance , that the Red and Green were allies , the brunt of the battle and almost the ...
... inferred from Twiss , Vol . ii . p . 14 , where he states- " Piacenza mentions that in the Levant it is sometimes customary to play with a Pezzo di Tregua ( Piece of Truce ) , which Damiano calls Pezzo Fidato ( Trusted Piece ) to ...
With regard to the King's Pawn and Ship's Pawn , I think we may venture to infer that they attained the rank of King , but only in those cases where the latter may have been already captured , not otherwise .
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This is a lovely 1860 book with a normal chess diagram on the back hard cover and the chaturanga 4 team diagram on the front.The coloured chaturanga layout next to the title page has a yellow set in the top LH, a black set in the top RH, a green set in the bottom LH and a red set on the bottom RH. If you buy a later edition it will not have the coloured diagram and it will be difficult to work out play from page 16 onwards.There is a good black & white chaturanga diagram on page 39 which will help.
The book has all the creation histories and p.15 where Forbes suggests the game was from India 3000 years before our era resulted in some contrary views. It has 60 pages of Appendices and covers all viewpoints to 1860 thoroughly. He believed India to be the birthplace of chess but gives much information on Chinese chess which became topical when David Li's book'The Genealogy of Chess' appeared in 1998. Most historians still think the game came from India but Mr. Li makes a strong case for China.
The 1860 copy has 18 chapters and 6 Appendices in its 372 pages and is on good paper, well printed with large lettering.Forbes (1798-1868) was a Scots Professor of Oriental Languages at Kings College London..Bob Meadley
This is a very informative book and provides great insight into how chess came to be.
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