Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) UKC

Start at: 19:30 August 13 2020 UK time

Finish at: 23:00 August 13 2020 UK time




Swiss pairings over 6 rounds with a 15 minute per player time control.

To be eligible for medals and other prizes, please register both here (with your BGA username) and on this BGA tournament page:


{To register on the BGA page above 100 Elo points are required. This can be bypassed if you let us know that you want to play and we can send a direct invite to your username on BGA.}


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.

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