Hello again, I noticed that in Russia the Bishop piece has several names. He is the 'bishop', the 'officer', or sometimes the 'elephant'. I'm guessing the the officer title came from Europe and the elephant from India...I was wondering if anyone knows of any other different names for the chess pieces. I'd love to know about them. Thx : )


  • 6 years ago


    Here sometimes we call chess piecies as if they were shogi(Japanese chess) pieces.
    (of course it's not correct way...)
    For example,
    Rook = 飛
    Bishop = 角
    King = 王 or 玉
    , and so on.

    But anyway, Elephant sounds much much much stronger than just Bishop... XD

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