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Cambaluc Chinese Chess Photos

Here are some photographs of two Staunton style Chinese Chess sets I bought on ebay in 2006. It is called Cambaluc Chinese Chess. Each side is composed of a Staunton King, two Staunton Bishops, two Staunton Knights, two Staunton Rooks, five Staunton Pawns, two Cannons, and two Cardinals, as they are called in the game instructions. The Staunton pieces match the heights of my Omega Chess pieces, though they are shinier and slightly different in design. The set was produced by the TAZ Corporation in 1973. My subsequent web searches have not turned up any further information about this set or the company that made it.

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Written by Fergus Duniho
WWW Page Created: 11 October 2008