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The Chinese Chess Pack


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 07:53 PM

Chinese chess, or xianqi, is an extraordinary game in which the endless tactical subtleties are far more important than the eventual outcome. It has a distinguished history. Tamerlane, the brilliant but ferocious Mongol warrior who became the scourge of Asia in the 14th century, was utterly obsessed by it. The military who saw it as a perfect way to try out strategies and tactics that would stand them in good stead on the battlefield have always favored the game. The fascination of xianqi - ISBN 9781844429028




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