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I want to say 'thank you' to those who have helped in the past or are currently helping me to keep this small club up and running.

hungflagFirst of all thanks to my family for their tolerance, and their sacrifice if I sometimes spend more time with this hobby than with them.

scotflagThanks to Eddie Boyd from Scotland for his volunteer webmaster work. With his help the site looks much better than before. He also corrects my English and helps to keep the pages consistent.

hungflagThanks to Gergo Macsi from Hungary, who created the first chess piece set at the very beginning.

surnflagThanks to Henk Chang from Suriname, who has helped me a lot maintaining the English speaking interface of the server, who has checked and corrected my poor English, and helped me to plan the next improvements with his great correspondence chess experience.

usaflagThanks to Michael Keating for making freely available the MyChessViewer Java application that handles the games of tournaments on the Events page.

hungflagThanks to Pal Benyovszki from Hungary. He works on the German translations of the server. This will let German speaking players to enter and play in the club. He is the first member of the German Language Team.

And to all the players who help my work with criticisms and suggestions.

I welcome every help players can shoulder. I've written a separate page dealing with this, the Volunteering page.

Andras Galos


 
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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