Chinese Chess: An Introduction To China's Ancient Game Of Strategy


by Lau, H.T.

Chinese Chess: An Introduction To China's Ancient Game Of Strategy

Price:  US$17.71   (SGD23.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 248 pages
Published:  1990, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780804835084
SB#:  041206 (170)

About This Book

The game of Chinese Chess (called "Elephant Chess" in China) has been played for centuries, and is one of the most popular board games in the world. Author H.T. Lau explains the game's fundamentals - the rules, the board, and the basic moves and values of pieces - with clear examples and over 170 diagrams. Once he has covered the basics, Lau introduces basic tactics, methods for escaping difficult positions, and cunning strategies for winning. This book also includes 80 mid- and end-game exercises designed to sharpen playing skills, and concludes with two appendixes devoted to the elegantly constructed games found in The Secret Inside the Orange and The Plum-Blossom Meter, two classic 17th-century works about Chinese Chess.


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