PfeilSam Sloan

Chinese Chess for Beginners

Katalog englische Flagge

When you think of Chess, you probably think of the strategy game played throughout Europe and the Americas. There is another kind of Chess played throughout the world by probably more people than any other strategy game. This game is Chinese Chess. The "Elephant Game," as it is called by the Chinese, dates back more than 2000 years. A cousin of Western Chess, its unique style of play results in a wide-open, quick-moving and aggressive contest.

Chinese Chess for Beginners explains both the rules and the strategies of the game clearly and in detail so that you can start playing right away. It covers everything from the opening through the endgame.

This book includes a set of paper chessmen that you can cut out to begin play right away.

About the Author

Sam Sloan is a chessmaster and journalist and holds a "third grade" or expert rating in Chinese Chess. In Beijing he received an award as "First Foreigner in Chinese Chess." He is a member of the Ratings Committee of the World Chinese Chess Federation. A tournament player of international chess since the age of 11, he is well-qualified to explain Chinese Chess to Westerners.

Born in 1944 in Richmond, Virginia, Mr. Sloan has since traveled 73 countries around the world. He now resides in Abu Dhabi.

Table of Contents

iv Acknowledgements

001 1. The World of Chinese Chess

008 2. How to Play Chinese Chess

030 3. Checkmate and Stalemate

048 4. A Sample Game

052 5. How to Start the Game

068 6. Relative Value of Pieces

071 7. General Strategic Considerations

075 8. Management of the Pieces

094 9. The Endgame

106 10. About the Openings

114 11. More Games

134 12. Who's Hu in Chinese Chess

145 13. History of Chinese Chess

166 14. Where to Play, Computer Software, and Other Things You Need to Know

PfeilChinesisches Schach
  PfeilEinführende Lehrbücher
PfeilIshi Press
9,4 cm
13,5 cm
0,200 kg
Sam Sloan: Chinese Chess for Beginners
186 Seiten, kartoniert.
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