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Great Shatranj
1.Initial Setup
2.Introduction and Special Rules
3.Downloading of the ZoG rule files' collection

Initial Setup
  This variant uses a board of 10*8, following is the starting position. (The board may deform when browsing with a handphone, if this happens please zoom the page out)

Introduction and Special Rules
This variant is invented by Joe Joyce in 2006. Following are the special rules:
  1.No Castling. No En passant.
  2.The Pawns cannot go two squares ahead for the first move.
  3.The Elephant can also move and capture one square diagonally.
  4.The Guard can also move and capture one square straightly.
  5.In the variant's another variant called Great Shatranj D, Rook moves and captures one or two squares straightly. Click "Variant" after opening Great Shatranj.zrf and you can get access to different movements of the Rook.

Downloading of the ZoG rule files' collection
  Click here to download the collection. This variant is in the file Great Shatranj.zrf. You can use it after installing ZoG and unlocking it.