Chinese Chess Set (2D) donated to Exeter Chess Club by Franco Kuan.
The pieces sometimes have slightly different names and symbols, depending if they are red or black. The back row is RNBMKMBNR, R = chariot, N = Horse, B = Elephant, M = Minister, K = King. The Persian for Chariot is Rukh, and the piece has the same moves; you can see a rather square wheel as part of the character (not sure how we ever ended up with a Tower/Castle). The little squiggle under the character for Horse shows the four legs, and you should be able to pick out the elephant's trunk. The Cannons on the third rank are a piece unique to Chinese Chess (Xiang Chi).
For full details, visit the event website: www.eastdevonchesscongress.com
3rd Plymouth Rapidplay (a six-round Swiss Rapidplay) will take place on Sunday 4 December at Plymouth Chess Club, from 10am to 6:15pm.
Full details and an entry form for the event are available via Chess Devon at the following link: http://www.chessdevon.org.uk/PlymouthRapidplay.doc
Teign Academy, Kingsteignton TQ12 3JG
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