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Chinese Chess: An Introduction to China's Ancient Game of Strategy

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Chinese chess, or and#244;elephant chess,and#246; has intrigued the powerful and the quizzical for centuries. Although its rules are similar to the well-known Western game, subtle and fascinating variations must be mastered in order to understand the strategies it requires.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;H. T. Lau breaks the silence of decades of publishing on this game and introduces Chinese chess to Westerners, discussing with the aid of 170 diagrams the board, the movement and values of the pieces, and basic rules for capturing and defeating an opponent.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This book includes eighty mid- and end-game excercises designed to sharpen playing skills, and concludes with two appendixes devoted to the elegantly constructed games found in andlt;iandgt;The Secret Inside the Orangeandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Plum-Blossom Meter,andlt;/iandgt; two classic seventeenth-century works on Chinese chess.

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Chinese Chess, or Elephant Chess, has intrigued game lovers for centuries. The Chinese game requires players to master subtle variations of strategy. This guide introduces Chinese chess to Westerners, discussing the board, and the movement and value of the pieces.

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Chinese chess, similar in form to its well-known Western cousin, has intrigued game lovers for centuries

Synopsis:

Chinese chess, or "elephant chess," has intrigued game lovers for centuries. Similar in form to its well-known Western cousin, the Chinese game requires players to master subtle and fascinating variations of strategy. H. T. Lau introduces Chinese chess to Westerners, discussing issues such as the board, the movement and values of the pieces, and basic rules for capturing and defeating an opponent with the aid of 170 diagrams. Suggested end games and opening strategies are given as required reading for the beginner. Finally, this artfully simple book concludes with two appendices devoted to the elegantly constructed games found in "The Secret Inside the Orange and "The Plum-Blossom Meter, two classic seventeenth-century works on Chinese chess.

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Practitioner, December 6, 2011 (view all comments by Practitioner)
This is a beautifully bound book, well suited for beginners and intermediate players of Chinese chess. Highly recommended for both the novice and the chess fan who want to learn the game.
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This is a beautifully bound book, well suited for beginners and intermediate players of Chinese chess. Highly recommended for both the novice and the chess fan who want to learn the game.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804835084
Author:
Lau, H T
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Tong, Hang
Author:
Lau, H. T.
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Chinese chess
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Games-General
Subject:
General Games
Subject:
chinese games; chess; chinese chess; board games; strategy games
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 160 diagrams
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 13 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Chinese Chess, or Elephant Chess, has intrigued game lovers for centuries. The Chinese game requires players to master subtle variations of strategy. This guide introduces Chinese chess to Westerners, discussing the board, and the movement and value of the pieces.
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Chinese chess, similar in form to its well-known Western cousin, has intrigued game lovers for centuries
"Synopsis" by , Chinese chess, or "elephant chess," has intrigued game lovers for centuries. Similar in form to its well-known Western cousin, the Chinese game requires players to master subtle and fascinating variations of strategy. H. T. Lau introduces Chinese chess to Westerners, discussing issues such as the board, the movement and values of the pieces, and basic rules for capturing and defeating an opponent with the aid of 170 diagrams. Suggested end games and opening strategies are given as required reading for the beginner. Finally, this artfully simple book concludes with two appendices devoted to the elegantly constructed games found in "The Secret Inside the Orange and "The Plum-Blossom Meter, two classic seventeenth-century works on Chinese chess.
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