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The chess server is multilingual. It understands commands and sends back answers in:
  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
Each language can be used by anyone, they have separate email addresses, so use the appropriate one to communicate with the server:
Readers of this page are probably English speakers, so they should use the first address.

Players can choose any of these languages by sending their email messages to the intended address.

Players with different languages can play each other without any problem. They can set what languages they speak using the standard (ISO 639-2) language codes, so it is easy to find a common language to talk in, if there is one.

Prepare for meeting chess friends from far away countries of the World.

The server is prepared to support more languages to let other players to talk with it in their mother tongue. The languages are managed by language teams. If you feel ambition to help players speaking your language, you can contribute in a language team.
See more on the Volunteering page.
They currently work on different languages, the following new language(s) are coming:
  • Italian
  • Spanish
As soon as a team finishes the initial translation phase and there are sufficient volunteer contributors, the language will be officially supported, so everybody can use it.

The Hungarian version of this site is available at www.e4ec.org/sakk.html.
The German version of this site is available at www.e4ec.org/schach.html.


 
The Kuruksetra battle

When the morning of that day has dawned, the two parties faced each other in arms.
The warriors stood in four rows: kings and princes in front on shining charriots, in jewelry and gold-adorned armors, with glistening weapons. Battle flags swung on high poles of each chariots, they will recognize each others and the enemy in the deepest bustle of the battle.
The cavarly formed the second line. They were ready on light and quick horses, to support the charriots.
Huge elephants like mountains stood in the third line, armored frameworks on their back, fullfilled with archers and lancers: when the charriots and chavarly disarranged the enemy, they will roll like rocks over them.
The infantry formed the fourth line behind the elephants, with shields and swords, to settle the battle with their bulk.
(from the Mahabharata)

Position of the chess pieces is similar to the above:
Infantry: the pawns
Charriots: the rooks
Chavarly: the knights
Elephants: the bishops (on schematical illustrations in the Middle Ages they were similar to the fools hat: the name of this piece is fou in Franche, which means fool, and Laufer in German which means something like bishop)
The queen is a minister of the king in the easter chess, fersan in Persian, and mudabbi in Arabic.
 
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