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Kramnik plays Thai Chess. Two sample games of Thai Chess, one by Chess world champion Kramnik.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Manuel wrote on 2016-12-29 UTC

Makruk is easier than international chess,the tactic are more easy, strategic only if you have a blocked position   . You have to calculate the endings, many times are DRAWS because the thai makruk rules. A example of  the more played opening defense :  1. Bc2 (more flexible),  Bf7 2 Nd2, Ne7  3 e4, c5 4 Qf2, d5 5 Qe3 ,d5. 6 f4 Qc7 7 Nf3,  Nc6 .8 b4, g5 9 Bb3 , Bg6 10. Bf2, Qd6 11 Kc2,Bc7 .12 a4, b5 =   The queen many time is exhange for  one pawn  to create two chained pawns.


Anonymous wrote on 2008-01-13 UTCGood ★★★★

Dr. René Gralla wrote on 2005-07-03 UTC
To all the connaisseurs of the Thai language: I have to apologize! In my foregoing commentary I have wanted to say 'thank you' in Thai language, but unfortunately I have chosen the wrong way of trying to write that down. Now the CORRECT formula - which is, by the way, very useful too if the reader would like to try out by herself or himself a live-match against a Thai-born adversary - , as correct as possible by trying to transform the Thai language (that is using specific letters) into 'farang'-letters: >> KOP KHUN KRAP! << Thank you! Dr. René Gralla, Hamburg/Germany

Dr. René Gralla wrote on 2005-06-29 UTC
Dear Mr. Ludwig, khup khun krap! Thank you very much for your most valuable informations. Yes, indeed, I am very much interested to get informations about that great player of Mak Rook, the most venerable monk Khun Maha Por. The reason: Actually I am working on the project of a reportage on Thailand and its unique version of chess; that's why I would like to meet Khun Maha Por, if possible. Do you have any more informations about him? Is it possible to meet him? Besides one most interesting question: Khun Maha Por is supposed to be the strongest player of Mak Rook, actually; but if he is not taking part in tournaments - how come that rating? Has he won duels - against various strong challengers - that have taken place at the temple, the Wat Pradu? Has he published basic books or articles on Mak Rook? I am thankful for any informations about that. Dr. René Gralla, Hamburg/Germany, e-mail: <[email protected]> PD. Unfortunately the project of the World Champion of Western Chess playing against the Champion of Mak Rook has had to be postponed for the time being, it ha turned out to be impossible to organize sponsoring for that project.

Dr. René Gralla wrote on 2005-06-29 UTC
Dear Mr. Ludwig, khup khun krap! Thank you very much for your most valuable informations. Yes, indeed, I am very much interested to get informations about that great player of Mak Rook, the most venerable monk Khun Maha Por. The reason: Actually I am working on the project of a reportage on Thailand and its unique version of chess; that's why I would like to meet Khun Maha Por, if possible. Do you have any more informations about him? Is it possible to meet him? Besides one most interesting question: Khun Maha Por is supposed to be the strongest player of Mak Rook, actually; but if he is not taking part in tournaments - how come that rating? Has he won duels - against various strong challengers - that have taken place at the temple, the Wat Pradu? Has he published basic books or articles on Mak Rook? I am thankful for any informations about that. Dr. René Gralla, Hamburg/Germany, e-mail: <[email protected]> PD. Unfortunately the project of the World Champion of Western Chess playing against the Champion of Mak Rook has had to be postponed for the time being, it ha turned out to be impossible to organize sponsoring for that project.

Ludwig wrote on 2005-06-17 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Besides Mr Suchart Chaivichit, the most powerful Thai chess player is Maha Por. He is a monk, so it is not convenient for him to participate in any Thai chess tournaments. He is the most well known and respectful among the greatest players of The chess in Thailand. Why not him? You can ask me for more information at [email protected] His brief information Name: Maha Por. Resident: Wat Pradu, Bang Po, Kiakkaim BKK. Thailand

Poompat wrote on 2005-03-09 UTC
Just out of curiosity (because I don't know when this page was written), is the mentioned match between Kramnik and Thai Chess champion still 'ON'?.... But more importantly, if it will happen, that will be great for publicity of both Chess (int'l) and Thai Chess in Thailand. And if there is anything we (www.bangkokchess.com) can do to help, would be nice if someone contact us.... Why? It would be best, should Kramnik come here, to play with the best player of Thai Chess in Thailand... Not to discredit Mr. Tor Paknam in anyway, but it would be better to have the No.1 Thai Chess player (FM Suchart Chaivichit) to play with Kramnik (FM Suchart Chaivichit is acknowledged to be the greatest Thai-Chess player as well as top Int'l chess player in Thailand who won a gold-medal in the Chess Olympiad many years ago, while Mr. Tor Paknam is NOT the Champion of Thailand)

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