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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 By Fergus  Duniho. Yáng Qí. Yankee ingenuity adds new power to Chinese Chess. (9x10, Cells: 90) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
V. Reinhart wrote on 2017-04-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Merging Chinese chess with Western chess was a very ambitious thing to do (altering two orthodox traditions) but I think you've succeeded! I like how you took the plain round disks and replaced them with chess pieces that are easier to discrimate. Good work on this interesting variant!

Charles Gilman wrote on 2006-07-17 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Recently, through a crossword, I discovered that there is a musical instrument called a Yangqin, a kind of dulcimer. According to the article at it has used two different characters for Yang, originally one meaning foreign, and later replace by one meaning acclaimed. Oddly enough the name of this variant works just as well with either of these characters. The 'foreign' sense is obvious - a non-Chinese variant adding in the non-Chinese Bishop. The 'acclaimed' sense is, I would argue, demonstrated by all the positive previous comments from connoisseurs of variants.

The rating is because I am now won over to the Cannon family of pieces, and have now used them in a few variants of my own.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-11-02 UTCGood ★★★★
Although Cannons and pieces derived from them are not really my thing,
credit should be given for the idea of combining features of two
well-established games. Indeed as I have now used that idea in a
way in a game of my own
( it
churlish for me not to! Incidentally I note that Yang has now gained a
prominence, as one of the names of China's first astronaut.

Anonymous wrote on 2003-10-09 UTCPoor ★
it tries to make xiang xi western chess, which it is not. you have taken out the flexibility of xiang xi and systematized the game like in western chess.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-03-09 UTCGood ★★★★
Having read the 'older feedback' it strikes me that the most logical name for the game would be Sheng Qi (Sage Game) - so that like both Xiang Qi (Elephant Game) and Shogi (General Game) it is named after the third piece in. For a Xiang Qi variant closer to the original, see my comments on Xiang Qi itself.

Sam wrote on 2002-06-28 UTCPoor ★
This page is hard to read and understand. Make it that a 7 year old person could read this and understand very good.

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