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Acknowledgements

http://history.chess.free.fr
Chess History Pages of Jean-Louis Cazaux. Very complete and very beautiful.

http://www.boardgamestudies.info/
Board Games Studies.

http://www.zillions-of-games.com/
Zillions of Games program with many ancient chess variants.

http://jducoeur.org/game-hist/
Medieval games.

http://www.luckydog.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/games/index.htm
Shogi variants.

http://boardgameblog.wordpress.com/
Boardgames.

http://www.schachquellen.de/
Chess history initiative of the Königstein Group (IGK).

http://www.banaschak.net/
Chess history in China, Korea and Japan of Peter Banascha.

http://www.goddesschess.com
Chess history including artical archive.

http://www.charlottechess.com/BillWall.htm
Many nice treaties on chess of Bill Wall.

http://www.yutopian.com/games/
A high-quality presentation of Xiang-Qi origin and history.

http://www.silk-road.com/newsletter/volumeonenumberone/origin.html
A good article linking Chess and the Silk Road.

http://historicgames.com/alphonso/index.html
Medieval illumunated manuscript about chess of Alfonso X and  translation by Sonja Musser.

http://classes.bnf.fr/echecs/index.htm
Bibliothèque Nationale de France nice photographs and illustrations.

http://www.crumiller.com/chess/chess_pages/jonchess.htm
Antique chess sets

http://www.charm.ru/
Chinese coins. Few interesting illustrations about Xiangqi pieces.

http://www.kushan.org/
About the Kushans history. They founded an important empire in modern Afghanistan and could have played an important role in the birth of Chess.

http://www.silk-road.com/toc/index.html
The Silk Road foundation.Tons of academic information about this famous trading route.

http://www.renate-syed.de/
Chess history of Prof. Renate Syed.

http://www.mark-weeks.com/aboutcom/caa-hist.htm
Nice pages from Mark Weeks

http://www.chess-museum.com
The Chess Museum with a very rich collection and a lot of interesting pieces

http://www.chesscollectors.com/
Chess Collector International. To see beautiful and unique Chess sets.

http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/wcc-indx.htm
Records of all World Championships.

http://www.chessgraphics.net/
Chess images of Alan Cowderoy.

http://www.schackportalen.nu/
An vast and excellent portal with plenty of links about eveything about Chess, in Swedish, German, Spanish, French and English.

http://www.crumiller.com/chess/chess_pages/jonchess.htm
Jon's antique Chess collection.

http://www.jmrw.com/Chess/Tableau_echecs/index.htm
Wonderful collection of master paintings about Chess on this French web site.

http://www.chessvariants.org/
 Everything about Chess variants is there.

http://ancientchess.com/
Chess Throughout History and Around the World, Rare and Unusual Chess Sets for Sale, Chess History and Evolution.


All what should be known about history of these varieties of Chess, Chaturanga, Shatranj, Xiang-Qi, Shogi, Sittuyin, by James Masters.
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