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Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-04-21 UTC
Having seen the comments relating this game to Shogi (click on 'all comments' for these), I am surprised that there has been no mention of Xiang Qi or Timur/Tamerlane Chess. The basic game, without the setup phase, must open with some affinity with those games as colourbound pieces of the same kind (particularly Elephants) are bound to the same colour squares.

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