Saturday, January 28, 2012

How to play Myanmar Traditional Chess (2)



2.2 The pieces



At the beginning of the game one player has 16 red pieces; the other has 16 black pieces. These pieces are as follows:



A red king, indicated by the symbol

A red general, indicated by the symbol

Two red rooks, indicated by the symbol

Two red elephants, indicated by the symbol

Two red knights, indicated by the symbol
Eight red pawns, indicated by the symbol



A black king, indicated by the symbol

A black general, indicated by the symbol

Two black rooks, indicated by the symbol

Two black elephants, indicated by the symbol

Two black knights, indicated by the symbol

Eight black pawns, indicated by the symbol








2.3 The initial position


2.3.1 The initial position of the pawns on the chessboard is fixed as shown below:



2.3.2 It is allowed to place the king, general, elephants and knights freely on the one’s side behind the pawns according to the player’s wish.


2.3.3 The rooks are allowed to place only at the back rank.


2.3.4 The eight vertical columns of squares are called ‘files’. The eight horizontal rows of squares are called ‘ranks’. A straight line of squares touching corner to corner is called a ‘diagonal’.



























1 comment:

Giuseppe Acciaro said...

Hello,
I have known few days ago this interesting game. I have played it with an applet, but I would like to know if there is possibilities to play on line against opponents.
Wishes
GIUSEPPE ACCIARO (ITALY)