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Subject: Re: Elephant

Author: Eugene Nalimov

Date: 21:34:16 03/25/01

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On March 25, 2001 at 21:15:19, Mark Ryan wrote:

>On March 25, 2001 at 04:42:14, Mike S. wrote:
>
>>On March 25, 2001 at 04:06:13, Severi Salminen wrote:
>>
>>>Why write a message with subject line that doesn't say anything about the
>>>contents of the message? The subject line _has a function_.
>>
>>But it works for people which are courious (like me, I immediatly wanted to know
>>what's the matter with the elephant. Is there one which can play chess. Now I'm
>>disappointed :o)
>>
>>Regards,
>>M.Scheidl
>
>Don't be disappointed.  It was obviously a reference to the fact that the
>original game, chaturanga, featured elephants  :)
>http://www.chessvariants.com/historic.dir/chaturanga.html
>Cheers,
>Mark  :)

In Russian chess pieces also have more "animal" names. Bishop is called
"elephant", knight is named "horse".

Eugene



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