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Asher Hurowitz

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Indeed it is certain that Chess Variants make me happy.

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Re: 800 Year Old Chess Knight Just Discovered!
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 04:55:08 pm »
That's an old knight.
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but the Vikings were frequent traders with the Middle East, right? That would explain the inspired design.
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Re: 800 Year Old Chess Knight Just Discovered!
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 07:18:21 pm »
That's an old knight.
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but the Vikings were frequent traders with the Middle East, right? That would explain the inspired design.

Well, the abstract Islamic "Shatranj" design was actually used conventionally all throughout Europe from Russia to Spain. Chess came into Europe through Spain and Italy mainly, as well as a few other places.
Indeed it is certain that Chess Variants make me happy.

My Youtube Channel on Chess Variants
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb-lm6a8XZo0eqAhfR4QWOg

My Lecture at Yale University, aged 13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smDO2Dpx5tg

My Youtube Channel on Rubik's Cube
Search"Polyhedral Paradise"