email articles from July 1999
From J. L. Casaux
Let me share with you (if you don't know already) some interesting information I found while trying to find the genuine name of Cambodian chess. I found this very interesting site: Cambodian Chess Games. Vuthy Tan describes 2 games: Ouk Chatrang and Rek. Rek is an interesting (with a variant also) game with only pawns and Kings. Ouk Chatrang is apparently the traditional Cambodian game. I was surprised to see that it is almost Makruk (Thai chess).
Then, it is different from the intriguing Cambodian Chess given by Pritchard. I've already wrote to Vuthy to see if he has an explanation. Another site, underlining the link with Makruk is entitled "Chess in Cambodia".
Korean Chess Variant
Here is a link to something that looks like a variant of Korean chess: http://dcslab.snu.ac.kr/~nirsys/field.htm
The link on the page generates a table of piece movements, but I found no written description of rules.
In case you are not aware of it, there is a detailed article on rithmomachia in the April 1911 issue of of the American Mathematical Monthly (vol. XVIII no. 4, p.72)
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