♕ Classic Iranian Chess Rules ♚
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Basic Summary of Classical Iranian Chess Rules.
by Elliott Gibson
Rules for the Shah (King)
The following are the rules for the Shah or King, which are
the same as the king in modern, Latin Chess.
- Can move one square at a time.
- Check is used to announce that the Shah is under attack.
Rules for the Knight
The rules for the knight are also very similar, except that there is
is no initial double-step possible.
Rules for the Pawns
There is no initial two-step Pawn move.
Differences from Latin Chess
- No Castling: Castling was not allowed, as it was invented much later.
- Stalemate is a Victory:
Stalemating the opposing king resulted in a victory for the
player delivering the stalemate.
- No En Passant Capture: Shatranj has no en passant capture option.
- Complete Non-King Capture is a Victory: Capturing all of the opposing
pieces apart from the king was also a win.
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