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Cox–Forbes theory

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The Cox–Forbes theory is a long-debunked theory on the evolution of chess put forward by Captain Hiram Cox (1760–1799) and extended by Professor Duncan Forbes (1798–1868). [1]

8 relations: Chaturaji, Duncan Forbes (linguist), Four-player chess, Hiram Cox, History of chess, List of alumni of the University of St Andrews, Outline of chess, Resident (title).


Chaturaji (meaning "four kings", and also known as choupat, IAST) is a four-player chess-like game.

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Duncan Forbes (linguist)

Duncan Forbes (28 April 1798 – 17 August 1868) was a Scottish linguist.

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Four-player chess

Four-player chess (also known as Four-handed, Four-man, or Four-way chess) is a family of chess variants typically played with four people.

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Hiram Cox

Captain Hiram Cox (1760–1799) was a British diplomat, serving in Bengal and Burma in the 18th century.

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History of chess

The history of chess can be traced back nearly 1500 years, although the earliest origins are uncertain.

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List of alumni of the University of St Andrews

This list of alumni of the University of St Andrews includes graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of the University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

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Outline of chess

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to chess: Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard (a square-checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid).

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Resident (title)

A Resident, or in full Resident Minister, is a government official required to take up permanent residence in another country.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cox–Forbes_theory

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