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03:02 Nov 23, 2001
English to French translations [PRO]
/ chess
English term or phrase: decimal chess
variant of chess in the past
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4decimal chess
Sheila Hardie
4Jeu d'échecs sur un plateau de 10 cases sur 10 casesYannick MARCHEGAY
1jeux d'échecs dénaires
Maya Jurt



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decimal chess

I haven't been able to find out how to say this in French, but here is more information on what it is and some alternative names in English. I hope this helps!


DECIMAL CHESS. Any chess on a board of 10 files. ›Capablanca's game, Carrera's game, Dasapada.


Capablanca's Game. The name of the former world chess champion has become associated with several variants, but especially a 10 by 10 version of ›Carrera's game, with R+N on h-file and B+N on c-file, and pawns allowed a one-, two- or three-step initial move. [D.Pritchard cites American Chess Bulletin November 1925] ›Dasapada.

Carrera's Game. Chess on a board 10 files wide (8 ranks), with knighted rook (centauro) on b-file and knighted bishop (campione) on i-file [Pietro Carrera, Il Gioco degli Scacchi {The Game of Chess} 1617].

DASAPADA. A Sanskrit term for a 10 by 10 board, adopted (e.g. by V.R.Parton in his booklet Enduring Spirit of Dasapada) as a name for any form of chess on this board. The usual proposal is to add two pieces (and their accompanying pawns) to each side. The earliest recorded example is that of al-Khalil b.Ahmad (c.ad750) who placed "camels" of unknown powers at the ends of the baseline. The most popular pieces to add are knighted rook and knighted bishop. It is also advisable to increase the powers of pawn movement. »Capablanca's game, Grand chess.

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jeux d'échecs dénaires

No results whatsoever after a long search. But there is another word for decimal - denary
décimale - dénaire

This is use in maths.

Can't guarantee anything.

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Jeu d'échecs sur un plateau de 10 cases sur 10 cases

I don't know if there is an exact translation for "decimal chess" but I think the idea is that the board was 10 squares wide (instead of 8 now).

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