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Korean chess: photo's

From October 26 to November 2, 2011, I visited the cite of Daejeon, in South Korea. At KAIST, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, the 5th Workshop on Graph Classes and Width Parameters was held, chaired by professor Sang Il Oum. I am very happy of the fact that I had the opportunity to go to this meeting and to Korea.

At October 28, we had a break from scientific talks, and made an excursion to Jeonju Hanok Village. At the border of a park, there was a group of men that were playing Changgi, the Korean variant of chess.

There were several pairs of players, and even more bystanders. Playing was very lively, with the players making loud exclamations with some moves. Sometimes the players placed the piece with a small `bang' on the board; probably to express that this was a very good move. The bystanders were making comments, and also sometimes made exclamations.

Korean chess is a variant of chess, with several different rules; the history of the game traces back to an ancient common past with the chess played in Europe. More information on the game can be found on other pages of the Chess Variant Pages website; see the links at the bottom of this page.

Below, you see three photo's that I made from these Korean chess-players. Larger versions of the photo's are given as links with the photo's.

Korean Chess Players, Jeonju Korean Chess Players, Jeonju

Korean Chess Players, Jeonju

The original photo's can be downloaded too:
Written and photo's by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: December 12, 2011