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It was last modified on: 2001-08-14
 Author: Ivan  Derzhanski. Cambodian Chess ZIP file. Mysterious 9x9 "Cambodian" Chess game that seems unknown in Cambodia.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2010-05-13 UTC
What about simple rule, wich don't allow second player o mirror first move of first player?

Yu Ren Dong wrote on 2009-03-18 UTC
Real Khmer Chess Online http://ouk.sourceforge.net/kchess.php The first Khmer Chess tournament. http://english.sina.com/sports/1/2008/0427/156243.html About Ka Ok (Kar Ouk) http://www.khmerinstitute.org/culture/ok.html I like this idea of Kar Ouk, so I implemented the variant(based on MAKRUK.zrf implemented by Malcolm Maynard). http://pika.cs.nctu.edu.tw/lit/KarOuk.rar

Yu Ren Dong wrote on 2008-11-06 UTC
The game is very easy to fall into the stalemate. I suspect the variant is not real Cambodian Chess, because it lacks playable strategic and no Cambodia people plays or mentions it. I think the vaiant was invented by one persion who both liked Chinese Chess and Thai Chess. He wanted to combine these chess, so invented this variant. If the elephant jumpes like Ailfi(2,2 jumper) and also steps like the elephant of Thai Chess, the variant may be somewhat playable.

Alexander E. Stevens wrote on 2004-05-15 UTC
I used WinRAR and got it. Apparently the XP shell support for zip files doesn't like underscores?

Antoine Fourrière wrote on 2004-05-13 UTC
Using the evaluation version of WinZip 9.0 under XP, I get all the files, but only once I record cambodianchess.zip on my hard drive, not if I open it immediately.

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2004-05-13 UTC
I found the same thing. However, XP seems to have this problem only with archived ZRFs that are named something like, something_chess.zrf instead of something.zrf.

Alexander E. Stevens wrote on 2004-05-12 UTC
Maybe so... I'm using XP and it has shelled support for Zip files now. Everytime I open the zip, there appears to be no ZRF in any of the zipped directories.

Peter Aronson wrote on 2004-05-11 UTC
There certainly <strong>is</strong> a ZRF in there, named Chess_Cambodian, and placed in the directory created. Perhaps there is a problem with the program you're using for unzipping?

Alexander E. Stevens wrote on 2004-05-11 UTCPoor ★
The Zip file appears to contain no ZRF, just images.

Robert Shimmin wrote on 2002-12-02 UTC
I can't imagine this game was ever played much, or if played much, ever played well. If the second player adopts a symmetrical defense, then the first player is forced to sacrifice material, possibly a lot of material, in order to break symmetry. The only way to break symmetry is to capture one ship (rook) with another down a file, or to check the enemy king. But either of these require opening a gap in the pawn structure, and the second player can always come out ahead materially in the process of opening such a gap.

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