Originally posted by sonhouse
I wonder if that was before or after the change to modern play, pawns up 2 on the first move, en passant and such. Also, has anyone shown unequivecally what the symbols represent. They look almost japanese, like shogi notation.
Well, the linked article claims the manuscript was written around 1500. And the modern rule changes were introduced in the 16th century so it is probable that the manuscript was written before the changes, but not too long before.
I am just guessing though.