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Who crosses the river first?. A variant on Chinese Chess. (9x10, Cells: 90) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-05-13 UTC
I think, he told 'it goes any number of squares horizontally or vertically, but must always jump exactly one piece whether it captures or not' just because he was comparing it with Korean cannon (as contrary to Chinese cannon), and did not mean that it actually do captures. But there still is one uncertain thing (see my previous comment). It's interesting that bishop in Shatar, Mongolian-Buryat chess (it's rules are pretty close to modern European chess), is also called camel!

Flowerman wrote on 2010-03-13 UTCGood ★★★★
Good game, but i have one question: there written that artillery moves like Korean cannon. But in Korean chess cannon can't leap over anther cannon. Can it leap over another artillery here?

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2009-03-15 UTC
This variant is the winner of 'The Most Mysterious Chess Variant Ever' Award!
Incredible that after all these years nothing has emerged, not even a Chinese name!
About the rules, it is strange that to say that there is no capturing whereas capture is mentionned for the Artillery.
Let's pray we know one day.

John Smith wrote on 2009-01-21 UTC
Yes, I, too would like the answer to this question!!!!

fgaf wrote on 2009-01-13 UTCPoor ★
No info at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous wrote on 2008-04-09 UTCGood ★★★★

Anonymous wrote on 2007-03-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
told me just what i needed to know about chineese chess

Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-03-29 UTC
Why does this game seem to be getting assigned as a school project again and again?

Avweek wrote on 2006-03-28 UTCGood ★★★★
I think this is a pretty good website but i need more info about the jumping over other pieces and capturing of pieces. Can any of the editors answer this????? I really need to know. Its for school.

Anonymous wrote on 2006-03-28 UTCGood ★★★★
This is pretty good except that i need more information because i am doing a project on this game. This is the only website about Who Crosses The River First and you dont have very much information. You should get more about this game....

Anonymous wrote on 2005-12-12 UTC
Whould you please explain more about this because I am doing a project on the game!

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-10-20 UTC
Stephen Leary reported about this game in a FAQ at least eight years ago, but he did not invent it. It appears to be an ancient Xiang Qi variant of unknown origin. It is unlikely that Stephen Leary will read your message in time to respond, since he is not involved with this website, and we don't even have current contact information on him. I can't tell you anything about him myself, because I know nothing about him.

Terrica wrote on 2004-10-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Dear Stephen Leary,


  What I found on the internet about your game is Excellent, but I am
doing research on the board game, Who crosses the River First, and I need
a little more information about you.
To turn in for a grade.

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