Shatranj

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Pieces

It is the author's personal opinion that chess as we know it originated in Persia and that Shatranj represents the surviving ruleset closest to the ur-game.

Name Abbr Move Arabic
King K K Shah
Vizier F F Wazīr
Chariot R R Rukh
Elephant A A Pīl
Knight N N Abs
Pawn P P Baydaq
r n a k f a n r
p p p p p p p p
P P P P P P P P
R N A K F A N R

Wikipedia:Shatranj