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The Chess Variant Pages

Photo's of Thai Chess Set

Below, you can see some photo's of a Thai Chess (Makruk) set. The set (from Thailand) has a paper board and pastic pieces. The set was bought from a Thai online shop, which unfortunately now is out of business.

Select a photo to enlarge it. Note the difference is sizes of the pieces. While it is possible to play standard chess with this set, Thai Chess (Makruk) has some differences in rules; e.g., pawns are on the third row in the opening setup.

Thai Chess - Box Thai 
Chess - Board Thai 
Chess Thai 
Chess Thai 
Chess Thai 
Chess Thai 

Below, you see two pawns.

Two pawns in Thai Chess

WWW page and photo's made by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: March 25, 2001. Last modified: May 17, 2007.