Xiangqi Arena

Xiangqi Arena

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Xiangqi also called Chinese chess, is a strategy board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China, and is in the same family as Western (or international) chess, chaturanga, shogi, Indian chess and janggi. Besides China and areas with significant ethnic Chinese communities, xiangqi is also a popular pastime in Vietnam.

The game represents a battle between two armies, with the object of capturing the enemy’s general (king). Distinctive features of xiangqi include the cannon (pao), which must jump to capture; a rule prohibiting the generals from facing each other directly; areas on the board called the river and palace, which restrict the movement of some pieces (but enhance that of others); and placement of the pieces on the intersections of the board lines, rather than within the squares.

 

Tournament Format

Players Per Table – 2
Rounds – 2 hour Arena (featuring Streaks, and Berserk mode)
Platform – PlayStrategy
Clock Settings – 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move

 

It should be noted that the platform used does not have Perpetual Chasing rules implemented. For the full platform rules see: https://playstrategy.org/variant/xiangqi

 

To take part in this Arena tournament you will need to:
– Register (for free) on playstrategy.org
– Join the Mind Sports Olympiad ‘Team’: https://playstrategy.org/team/mind-sports-olympiad
– Join the tournament: https://playstrategy.org/tournament/KYEEWm17

For full details about how an Arena tournament works please see: https://playstrategy.org/tournament/help?system=arena

Xiangqi also called Chinese chess, is a strategy board game for two players.

Xiangqi also called Chinese chess, is a strategy board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China, and is in the same family as Western (or international) chess, chaturanga, shogi, Indian chess and janggi. Besides China and areas with significant ethnic Chinese communities, xiangqi is also a popular pastime in Vietnam.

The game represents a battle between two armies, with the object of capturing the enemy’s general (king). Distinctive features of xiangqi include the cannon (pao), which must jump to capture; a rule prohibiting the generals from facing each other directly; areas on the board called the river and palace, which restrict the movement of some pieces (but enhance that of others); and placement of the pieces on the intersections of the board lines, rather than within the squares.

 

Tournament Format

Players Per Table – 2
Rounds – 2 hour Arena (featuring Streaks, and Berserk mode)
Platform – PlayStrategy
Clock Settings – 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move

 

It should be noted that the platform used does not have Perpetual Chasing rules implemented. For the full platform rules see: https://playstrategy.org/variant/xiangqi

 

To take part in this Arena tournament you will need to:
– Register (for free) on playstrategy.org
– Join the Mind Sports Olympiad ‘Team’: https://playstrategy.org/team/mind-sports-olympiad
– Join the tournament: https://playstrategy.org/tournament/KYEEWm17

For full details about how an Arena tournament works please see: https://playstrategy.org/tournament/help?system=arena


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    Description

    Xiangqi also called Chinese chess, is a strategy board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China, and is in the same family as Western (or international) chess, chaturanga, shogi, Indian chess and janggi. Besides China and areas with significant ethnic Chinese communities, xiangqi is also a popular pastime in Vietnam.

    The game represents a battle between two armies, with the object of capturing the enemy’s general (king). Distinctive features of xiangqi include the cannon (pao), which must jump to capture; a rule prohibiting the generals from facing each other directly; areas on the board called the river and palace, which restrict the movement of some pieces (but enhance that of others); and placement of the pieces on the intersections of the board lines, rather than within the squares.

     

    Tournament Format

    Players Per Table – 2
    Rounds – 2 hour Arena (featuring Streaks, and Berserk mode)
    Platform – PlayStrategy
    Clock Settings – 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move

     

    It should be noted that the platform used does not have Perpetual Chasing rules implemented. For the full platform rules see: https://playstrategy.org/variant/xiangqi

     

    To take part in this Arena tournament you will need to:
    – Register (for free) on playstrategy.org
    – Join the Mind Sports Olympiad ‘Team’: https://playstrategy.org/team/mind-sports-olympiad
    – Join the tournament: https://playstrategy.org/tournament/KYEEWm17

    For full details about how an Arena tournament works please see: https://playstrategy.org/tournament/help?system=arena

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  • Event Details

    Event Details

    Date: 7 May 2022

    Start time: 14:15 BST

    End time: 16:15 BST

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