Talk:Lasca

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Most probably, Lasker just has adapted old Russian game of Bashni(Towers, Башни) also known as Stolbovye shashki (Столбовые шашки. lit."draughts with pillars". The Russian game is played as a variant of Russian checkers(8x8 board, men capture backwards, kings are long-range) and in a book printed in 1875 it was already mentioned as an old and well-known game (see Башни или туры//Сборник игр для семьи и школы. Ред.Вал.Висковатов. Издание А.Черкесов и Ко, 1875 г. С.Петербург.) Pre-existence of the game in Russia could also be palpable in a tradition to represent a king piece in regular checkers as a man turned up side down and not by covering it with another piece.

Noerdosnum (talk) 17:57, 15 December 2007 (UTC) I agree. Before reading the previous note, I had already added a sentence about the connection with Bashni. Also, added a reference to an article in German which seems to have the best up-to-date scholarship on Laska. I hope this is appropriate for en: