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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-04-19
 Author: L. U. Kisljuk. Choson chessThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-04-19
 Author: L. U. Kisljuk.. Korean game, resembling Shogi, mentioned in a novel.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jared McComb wrote on 2004-09-03 UTC
If I were to reconstruct the game based on the material given, I would have assumed it would differ from the rules presented on this page in two ways: Rather than cannons, there would be two rooks. The rook is a piece which is found in every historical game to date, and there is no reason which a piece that 'resembles a castle' shouldn't be one. The knight would not be able to move one space orthogonally (this might be the result of an inaccurate diagram on Kisljuk's part, however). As for the pawn move, since no information is really given, either a Shogi or a Changgi interpretation would work, although the latter probably makes for a more playable game. --Jared