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It was last modified on: 2008-12-18
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender and Fergus  Duniho. Chinese Chess. Links and rules for Xiangqi (Chinese Chess). (9x10, Cells: 90) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
willem wrote on 2002-04-03 UTCGood ★★★★

Anonymous wrote on 2002-03-06 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Very useful and informative. Thanks for your effort.

Anonymous wrote on 2002-01-09 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Thanks for the initial overview of this unknown game. I hadn't heard of Chinese Chess until tonight and simple curiousity sent me to your website. Now...I just want to play! With appreciation, tt

Anonymous wrote on 2002-01-01 UTCGood ★★★★

Kim wrote on 2001-08-05 UTC
Informative overview for the newcomer to Xiangqi, however, the descriptions
assume the reader is already familiar with regular chess.
Kim, Cape Town, South Africa

Anonymous wrote on 2001-06-04 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Anonymous wrote on 2001-05-08 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Make sure you add something about who made/created it and what year it was created.

Dave Woo wrote on 2001-03-29 UTC

The statement that 'You cannot put the opponent in check more than 3 times
in a row with the same piece without either side moving any other piece' is
incorrect.  Rather than the number of checks being limited, it's the number
of repeating 'cycles' (which is three cycles, or a triple-repetition, which
in most cases, six checks).

This common misconception seems to stem from Lau's book, Chinese Chess.  We
would be glad to discuss with you further on this issue.  My e-mail is
[email protected]

Dave Woo
Chinese Chess Institute

Anonymous wrote on 2000-12-31 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Anonymous wrote on 2000-12-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
very good

Anonymous wrote on 2000-12-05 UTCGood ★★★★
it took me at least 15 mininutes to complete download of this website. So far, not finish yet. Thanks

Anonymous wrote on 2000-09-05 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Vibhi van Wersch wrote on 2002-04-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I have come to learn the werstern version of chess since i was 6 years old.
From that time on, i have allways felt a passion for the game. Knowing that
there is more than one version of this game, it inspired me to think widely
and come up with other forms and variants of this brilliant game. One can
experiment with the numbers of squares, the forms of squares (how about a
great triagle, with three parties?), the number of pieces, the movements of
those pieces, and even swapping movement capabilities (how about giving the
Bishop the capability to jump like a knight, every other turn - after each
time you have made a move with that piece, its movement-ability changes
from knight to Bishop, from Bishop to Knight and so on...)I am glad to see
there are people who have taken the time and the effort to do research as
to where the game of chess has its origins. It is now commonly believed
that not chines chess, but chaturanga is the oldest known form of chess.
Its an Indian game. I will compare it with chinese chess, and hope many
others will share the same passion.

Anonymous wrote on 2002-04-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This page is better than excellent! It is so specific and even has the traditional characters in chinese. I would have enjoyed it more if there were pronunciations to them but this is good enough. I never knew there was a modernized version of it and it surprised me to know that not only english-speaking people are interested in learning the chinese chess. Now I know that everyone can learn how to play it, even people who speak an entirely different language from english or chinese.

hopper for sexyness wrote on 2002-06-05 UTCGood ★★★★
This was a superb site! I unfourtunatley can not give you an Excellent on it because well, I am doing a Chinese Report on Chinese Chess and it has to be 3 pages long. It can be doubled spaced though so I do not think you give enough info because I only got 2 pages! Can you please put more info on it though? Well I will come and check next week. Thanks Thanx

Sarah Timback wrote on 2002-06-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I am a big Chinese chess fan. I think it is great that you so have so many different chess boards at this site. This board looks very rare in America. Sometime I would to play Chinese chess. It looks complicated but easy at the same time.

Sam wrote on 2002-06-27 UTC
You give a very little to zero amount of history about this game. You could tell where the chinese came up with the idea of a cannon.

No-one wrote on 2002-06-30 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

evan wrote on 2002-07-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
sam from 2002/06/27. If you aint happy with this site dont winge about it. constructive critisicm is good. If you can do better go ahead. <p>I personally believe this site is superb. Great work to all the people who put it together.

David Howe wrote on 2002-07-06 UTC
Sam, please provide references when you make a claim that our information is incorrect. I will be deleting comments which are offhand, unsupported statements of disagreement. Thanks!

Dan wrote on 2002-07-07 UTC
I can prove that chess originated in china. First China is a nation that likes to be isolated. Also Indian scolarers have said that the first sign of chess was around the six century A.D. Chinese soclarers have had it in the record book that the first game of chess was invented in the second century B.C. Indian soclarers have said that chinese chess isn't chess because it is played on the points and it has a river, so it isn't chess. I say if you eat a choclate cake and you eat a banna cake, they are both cakes even though they taste different. Make it clear, India did not invent chess first, china did. Also then how come, chess reached Japan if the Indian's and Europeans didn't discover it so soon? China is right next to Korea and Japan. I rest my case.

Sam wrote on 2002-07-08 UTCPoor ★
I found a mistake on your page. The elephant can only reach 7 spaces on the board. Your site saids 8. Just trying to help you out. <p><i>Fixed. Thanks for pointing out the error. --Ed.</i>

Andrew wrote on 2002-07-12 UTCGood ★★★★
Highly informative and with good links to further information on both xiangchi and janggi. Thank you for your time and effort.

Joey S. wrote on 2002-08-08 UTCPoor ★
Ijust got a chinese chess set from my sister so I tried how to figure out how to play but this website didn't explain to me well enough so I could actually play.

Sam wrote on 2002-08-14 UTC
I think Dan has made a good point and that this site should be changed to tell the right information. After all it makes sense.

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