Free ebook pdf file downloads Chinese Chess: An Introduction to China's Ancient Game of Strategy in English 9780804835084 by H. T. Lau

Chinese Chess: An Introduction to China's Ancient Game of Strategy

Chinese Chess: An Introduction to China's Ancient Game of Strategy

by H. T. Lau

Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd.
ISBN: 9780804835084
Pages: 248
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 7 Mb
Date posting: 2020-08-08
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Chinese chess, or “elephant chess,” has intrigued game lovers for centuries. Similar in form to its well-known Western cousin, the Chinese game requires players to master subtle and fascinating variations of strategy. H. T. Lau introduces Chinese chess to Westerners, discussing issues such as the board, the movement and values of the pieces, and basic rules for capturing and defeating an opponent with the aid of 170 diagrams. Suggested end games and opening strategies are given as required reading for the beginner. Finally, this artfully simple book concludes with two appendices devoted to the elegantly constructed games found in The Secret Inside the Orange and The Plum-Blossom ...