Languages of the server
The chess server is multilingual. It understands commands and sends back answers in:
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:
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.
About 800 years after the birth of Christ, chess was well known in the Arabic World. Al-Adli was the greatest known player of that age until 847. He was the closest friend of the caliph, a poet, and a minister-like official.
The game was a bit different than the modern chess we know. The initial setup was the same, as well as the king, the knight and the rook. The queen was the weakest piece because it could move one square and in diagonals only. Bishop moved in diagonals, but only two sqares, and could jump over pieces, didn't attack and didn't defend the nearest four squares. Pawns could move one step only and there was neider castling.
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