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Chinese chess game
Xiang Qi
( Xiangqi, Xiang Qi, Hsiang-Ch`i, Jeuhng Keih )

Xiangqi Jeu d'échecs chinois Chinese chess     Xiang Qi board Jeu d'échecs chinois

The Xiangqi or Chinese Chess game appeared in China about 3500 years ago. The Chinese character "xiang" means elephant and "qi" means chess, from where the name Elephant Chess. In order to explain this name, one of the well known hypotheses recalls that the first emperor Huang Di used a herd of elephants in its army. During the centuries many references to the Xiangqi are registered in the Chinese literature starting several centuries before Christ until our days. Although it finds its origin many centuries ago, this traditional Chinese chess game is now adapted to the new technologies and may be played its newest version on desk top computer and pocket PC.


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Xiexie Master
The 2004 World Computer
 Chinese Chess Champion

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Updated 19 janvier 2016