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New blog September 1, 2010

Posted by A.Ruhlmann in Others.
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This is the new address: http://matpat.ac-rennes.fr/chessgateway

The name of the pieces in other European languages August 21, 2010

Posted by A.Ruhlmann in Dictionary, Languages.
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Chess words in different European languages.

The King

The Queen

The Rook

The Bishop

The Knight

The Pawn

You could find these words in English, French, Czech, Romanian and Turkish languages: The name of the pieces

The pawn August 21, 2010

Posted by A.Ruhlmann in Languages, Pawns.
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The Pawns’ map

pb Spanish: el peón Italian: le pedone

Finnish: sotilas

Bulgarian:

Russian: пешка (peška)

German: der BauerDutch: de pion

Portuguese: o peã

Greek: πιόνι (pióni)

Latvian: bandinieks

Lithuanian: pėstininkas

Croatian: pješak

Slovak: pešiak

Irish: an ceithearnach

Romansh: il pur

Danish: bonde

The Knight August 21, 2010

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The Knights’ map

cb Spanish: el Caballo (C)Italian: le Caballo (C)

Finnish: Ratsu (R)

Bulgarian:

Russian: конь (kon’)

German: der Springer (S)Dutch: de Paard (P)

Portuguese: o Cavalo (C)

Greek: Iππος (íppos) (I)

Latvian: Zirdziņš (Z)

Lithuanian: Žirgas (Z)

Croatian: Skakač (S)

Slovak: Kôň

Irish: an riDire (D)

Romansh: il Chaval (C)

Danish: Springer (S)

The Bishop August 21, 2010

Posted by A.Ruhlmann in Bishops, Languages.
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The Bishops’ map

fb Spanish: el Alfil (A)Italian: l’Alfiere (A)

Finnish: Lähetti (L)

Bulgarian:

Russian: слон (slon) (C)

German: der Laüfer (L)Dutch: de Loper (L)

Portuguese: o Bispo (B)

Greek: αξιωματικός (axiômatikós) (A)

Latvian: Laidnis (L)

Lithuanian: Rikis (R)

Croatian: Lovac (L)

Slovak: Strelec (S)

Irish: an t-Easpag (E)

Romansh: il Currider (?)

Danish: Løber (L)