My first Chess Game – Xiangqi

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My first chess game is Chinese Chess when I am 7 years old. On that time, I saw all my uncles playing Chinese Chess on leisure time. Chinese Chess official call as Xiangqi.

Xiangqi is a strategy board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China, and is in the same family as Western (or international) chess, chaturanga, shogi, Indian chess andjanggi. Besides China and areas with significant ethnic Chinese communities, xiangqi (cờ tướng) is also a popular pastime in Vietnam.

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The game represents a battle between two armies, with the object of capturing the enemy’s general (king). Distinctive features of xiangqi include the cannon (pao), which must jump to capture; a rule prohibiting the generals from facing each other directly; areas on the board called the river and palace, which restrict the movement of some pieces (but enhance that of others); and placement of the pieces on the intersections of the board lines, rather than within the squares.

The best part of this game is I can have a good time to play with my uncles. These memories nothing can buy!

 

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