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Korean chess: photo's (2)

Korean chess, or more accurately Changgi, is the variant of chess played in Korea. You can read more information on this game on this website. Below, you see some photo's of a Korean chess set. The set of pieces and the board were bought in the U.S., but are probably originally from Korea. The board is not original Korean. The pieces are from a sort of sturdy plastic. The pictures, made in 2001 with a Kodak DC20 digital camera, are given below as thumbnails: if you click on a picture, you get it in a larger size. At the backside of the board, there is a board to play Go. This set was bought at an online webstore, but the webstore currently is no longer online.

From the pictures, you can see that the pieces are octagonals; there is, in contrast to Xiangqi, Chinese Chess, no river in the middle of the board, but there are to castles at both sides. Note also that pieces have different sizes.

Korean chess Korean chess: red pieces Korean chess Korean chess: green pieces Korean chess: pieces in green plastic box and board Korean chess: box with pieces and board Korean chess: box with pieces and folded board Korean chess: box, some pieces and board

Written and photo's by Hans Bodlaender. Thanks to David Howe, who donated the camera; Jean-Louis Cazaux pointed out the link to the website selling this game.
WWW page created: April 12, 2001. Last modified: December 9, 2011.