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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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Conditional Moves

Here in the club, conditional moves can be used as they are used in email chess almost everywhere.
These can speed up the game by the way, that a player who counts on his opponents moves, can set his reply moves in advance.
Conditional move sequences can be given for more moves ahead, and different move sequences can be given for different variations also.
As well as in traditional correspondence chess, conditional moves are visible by the opponent too.
 
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