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Al-Adli

Al-Adli 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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Ignoring

It's unfortunately possible, that a player directly disturbs another player. In this case she can put him in her ignore list. After that, he can't send messages her, and neither he can challenge her. And of course nor in the other direction.
With this feature players can ignore each other, unfortunately this is useful sometimes.
 
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