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Xiangqi: Chinese Chess is a game information page. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, Oriental, From ancient times, XiangqiBased.

Xiangqi: Chinese Chess. Links and rules for Xiangqi (Chinese Chess). (9x10, Cells: 90) (Recognized!)

Author: Hans L. Bodlaender and Fergus Duniho.


Xiangqi, known by many as Chinese Chess may well be the board game played by the largest number of people. It is very popular in China, and gained a small group of players in other parts of the world. Also for people in the West, Xiangqi is a nice game to play. It has interesting strategic and tactical possibilities, with some nice pieces to master (especially, the cannon). Original sets can often be purchased in Chinese shops, found almost everywhere in the world. A little practice makes that one can easily identify the pieces. Even when one is not good in this game, it can be a lot of fun to play it. <b>Recognized Variant of the Month for October 2001.</b>


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The board used for this game has 10 row(s), 9 column(s), 90 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.

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