[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Makruk (Thai chess). Rules and information. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Ed wrote on 2004-04-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★I had not thought of the idea of a variant with a met having the move of the gold from shogi, as Mr. Gilman suggests, but my son compiled a ZRF for makruk-gi. The game was surprisingly more playable than chessgi. As to wooden sets, I wonder if Poompat knows a way to contact the Thai Department of Corrections who list a board and pieces on their website: http://www.thaicorrect.moi.go.th/sst93.html. I have tried writing to the site coordinator (although in English) and had no success. I have seen that there are books and websites in Thai on various aspects of play -- I found some endgame exercises with diagrammatic solutions very easy to read and quite instructive. I wish that there were more instructive literature available to English readers. Some of those endgames with a couple of mets look very complex.