Xiangqi: Chinese Chess


English: Chinese Chess (Xiangqi) Deutsch: Chin...
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Xiangqi is also known as Chinese chessThe name means “elephant game”.  象 xiang means “elephant” and 棋 qi means “board game.

It is a two-player game similar to Chess in the Western world; as well as Chaturanga, from ancient Indian; Shogi, Japanese chess; and Janggi, from Korea. Considered the most popular board game in China as well as Vietnam.

The board of the game is representative of a battle field. The game pieces are two separate armies at war against one another. The object of the fame is to capture the opposing army’s general or king.

References:

Xiangqi:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiangqi

Xiangqi: Chinese Chess (How to Play):   http://www.chessvariants.com/xiangqi.html

English: A xiangqi board in the starting posit...
Xiangqi in the starting position
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