Presentation on theme: "By :Shawn G3Y. The History Of Chinese Chess Chinese Chess is also called XiangQi ( 象棋） Evolved from an ancient Chinese game called Liubo that was invented."— Presentation transcript:
By :Shawn G3Y
The History Of Chinese Chess Chinese Chess is also called XiangQi ( 象棋） Evolved from an ancient Chinese game called Liubo that was invented some 3,500 years ago.Liubo Strategy Game like in military warfare with ‘Generals’, ‘Pawns’, ‘Advisors’ etc. Xiang(Elephant ‘ 象 ’)= Ivory from Elephant Qi(piece ‘ 棋 ’)= Chess piece. Han Dynasty Xiang Xi Bei Zhou Dynasty XiangQi
Layout of Chess Pieces
Rules of playing Chinese Chess 16 pieces in each army. Red ALWAYS starts the game. Think before moving or you will make a mistake. Shake your opponent’s hand before starting the game.
Moves of Chinese Chess
The Rooks [ 车 ] ： 9 points – Only 2 Rooks in each army. – They can move forward, left, right and backwards and can cross the river but it can’t go diagonally. – Placed at the corner of the board. The Horses [ 马 ] ： 4 points – Only 2 Horses in each army. – Move like an ‘ L’ shape and it can cross the river. – It can’t move where pieces block blocks the horse.Since it can be blocked, it is very easy to attack it. – Placed next to the Rooks.
The Elephants [ 象 ] or [ 相 ] : 2 points – Only 2 Elephants in each army. – May move diagonally only. – It can’t cross the river. The Advisors [ 士 ] or [ 仕 ] ： 2 points – Only 2 Advisors in 1 army. – Similar to the Elephants. – It can only move diagonally in a box. The Cannons [ 炮 ] or [ 砲 ] ： 4.5 points – Only 2 Cannons in 1 army. – It’s move is very unique when your piece or your opponent’s piece blocks the it, it may capture your opponent’s piece behind that blocking piece.
The General [ 帅 ] or [ 将 ]:0 points – Only 1 General in each army. – most important piece in the army. – can move only forward or sideways in the box. – Opponent must say “ Check “ when attacking it. – When it’s in check, move it out of check, capture the checking piece or block the check with another piece. – When it is trapped and can’t escape, the result is checkmate and who trapped it is the winner.
The Soldier [ 兵 ] or [ 卒 ] 1 or 2 points – Only 5 Soldiers in each army. – It can only go 1 step forward when it had not cross the river yet. – After crossing the river, it can go sideways 1 step and forward 1 step.
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