The earliest literary reference to Xiangqi comes from the 6th century.   One theory is that Xiangqi came from the "classic" war between the two historical powers Chu ( ) and Han ( ), which happened around 210 BC, a few years after the First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang ( ) and the fall of his Qin Dynasty. The result of the war turned out to be dramatic: Liu Bang ( ), the leader of Han, being weak at the first, defeated Chu, and led to the suicide of Chu's leader, Xiang Yu ( ). Thus, another very important dynasty, Han ( ), was established. In the current board of the game Xiang Qi, there are four Chinese characters in the empty space between the two sides, meaning Chu's River, Han's Border ( ).ChuHanQin Shi HuangQin DynastyLiu BangXiang Yu Harold James Ruthven Murray quotes an old Chinese source that says that in that older Xiangqi (which modern Xiangqi may have taken some of its rules from) the game-pieces could be shuffled, which does not happen in chess-type Xiangqi as known now.  Harold James Ruthven Murrayshuffled 
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xià xiàng qí play elephant chess I will resign myself to your guidance. (of chess) a call to indicate a checkmate I win I lose Too bad I am gonna lose Oh no Not allowed to retract a false move hurry Hold on let me think about it Ready, done Its your turn Have you moved (your piece) I have moved( my piece) What did you move I moved Eating your pao qǐng duō zhǐ jiào jiāng jūn wǒ yíng le wǒ shū le zāo gāo wǒ yào shū le ā bú yào bù xǔ huǐ qí kuài zǒu děng děng ràng wǒ xiǎng yī xiǎng hǎo le gāi nǐ le nǐ zǒu le ma wǒ zǒu le nǐ zǒu de shén me wǒ zǒu de mǎ Chi pao
poster These aspects shall be covered. Name (English, pinyin and characters) Origin and history Popularity that play where it is played Set of the chess board Introduction of its pieces( names, rules and illustrations should be included) Comparison chart with western chess Your own thoughts and opinions
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