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  1. 11 Sep '06 12:47
    After playing some regular chess here, I was interested in playing online correspondence Chinese chess (or xiangqi), but I couldn't find anything like that (and in English). So, I wrote my own, and I thought others might be interested...

    http://www.simplyxiangqi.com

    It's free (though with adverts, I'm afraid), has ELO ratings, shows you threatened pieces and valid moves, and has help describing the rules.

    Give it a go, let me know what you think.
  2. Standard member Jee
    11 Sep '06 14:12 / 1 edit
    I am moving to Japan next year (like anybody care ). What do they play there: chess or chinese chess? Would love to try.
  3. 11 Sep '06 14:22
    Originally posted by Jee
    I am moving to Japan next year (like anybody care ). What do they play there: chess or chinese chess? Would love to try.
    They play Shogi --- Japanese chess, oh, and "Go" is quite popular over there too


    As for this site, Well done, I had a look around, and it does seem to be a pretty good site.



    A while back, I tried to get into both shogi and xiangQi, but i was never able to find any decent software, or just a site to play/learn...

    I'll sign up later.
  4. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    11 Sep '06 15:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by limboduck
    After playing some regular chess here, I was interested in playing online correspondence Chinese chess (or xiangqi), but I couldn't find anything like that (and in English). So, I wrote my own, and I thought others might be interested...

    http://www.simplyxiangqi.com

    It's free (though with adverts, I'm afraid), has ELO ratings, shows you threatened p ...[text shortened]... valid moves, and has help describing the rules.

    Give it a go, let me know what you think.
    I've played Xiangqi at www.clubxiangqi.com, but i'm afraid i wasn't very good. I haven't learned the nuance's of the play, and only really learned the piece moves from a web page. I will try your site out bud, but i will be getting the soft cushion and germoline out for the constant butt whipping.
  5. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    11 Sep '06 15:12
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    They play Shogi --- Japanese chess, oh, and "Go" is quite popular over there too


    As for this site, Well done, I had a look around, and it does seem to be a pretty good site.



    A while back, I tried to get into both shogi and xiangQi, but i was never able to find any decent software, or just a site to play/learn...

    I'll sign up later.
    http://www.clubxiangqi.com/


    great realtime xiangqi site. . .be prepared to be beaten. i had a site with the rules. . .i'll check to see if i still have it.
  6. 11 Sep '06 17:27
    i signed up. have no idea how to play though. pretty well arranged site as far as i've seen. we'll see how badly i get beaten by this 'sun tzu' character, then i'll let you know...
  7. 11 Sep '06 18:34
    Originally posted by st00p1dfac3
    i signed up. have no idea how to play though. pretty well arranged site as far as i've seen. we'll see how badly i get beaten by this 'sun tzu' character, then i'll let you know...
    "Sun Tzu" is me.....Have you ever played before?
  8. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    11 Sep '06 20:53
    Originally posted by limboduck
    After playing some regular chess here, I was interested in playing online correspondence Chinese chess (or xiangqi), but I couldn't find anything like that (and in English). So, I wrote my own, and I thought others might be interested...

    http://www.simplyxiangqi.com

    It's free (though with adverts, I'm afraid), has ELO ratings, shows you threatened p ...[text shortened]... valid moves, and has help describing the rules.

    Give it a go, let me know what you think.
    Funnily enough i was looking for a place to try Chinese chess just the other day!! I'll have to check it out.
  9. 12 Sep '06 09:27
    never. not once. i do like elephants though.
  10. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    12 Sep '06 14:32
    I just started a game on your site (nicely done by the way), my hamdle is Huck. . . inventive sort that i am.


    I have not recieved notification of moves by e-mail. I have chosen the option, but i have not recieved one, did i misread, or is this an error ?
  11. 20 Sep '06 16:32
    yup

    FYI, here is a website with some information about Xiang Qi, & how to play it right:

    http://home1.gte.net/res1bup4/chess_intro.htm