Mango Town plays Shako Chess @ xogo.live
The driving idea behind the invention of this chess variant was to create a new game without disposing the large heritage of the classical game. All rules of orthodox chess are kept in Shako, and the way the pieces are set up in the opening array allows the players to practically mimic all the openings used for usual chess. Indeed, this variant presents a very short learning curve for the experienced chess player.
There are two new and additional types of pieces. One is the Cannon, borrowed from xiangqi (Chinese chess), with the intention to bring back together the two branches of the game that went of from the Silk Road, one to Chinese empire in the east, the other one to the Persians and the Arabs in the west. The second new piece, an Elephant, is inspired by shatranj and medieval chess in order to bridge with a prestigious past.
Shako Chess Rules – https://www.chessvariants.com/rules/Shako
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