Definitions

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  • n. Chinese chess; a variant of chess created and mainly played in China.

Etymologies

From Mandarin 象棋 (xiàngqí). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Chinese version is called xiangqi 象棋 "boardgame of the elephant", usually called "Chinese chess" in the West.

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  • Brains, not brawn, will predominate at the first World Mind Sports Games, in Beijing, as 3,000 competitors from 150 countries vie for gold in chess, bridge, checkers, go, and xiangqi (Chinese chess).

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  • ON THE STREETS in Yellow Sheep River, farmers often play Chinese chess, or xiangqi, in the time between planting and harvest

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  • A native of Heilongjiang Province in northeast China, Wang is a veteran in the sport, having started learning xiangqi at the age of eight.

    First World Mind Sports Games

  • Ranked as one of the best female xiangqi players in China, Wang earned six victories during, the competition.

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  • The competition was also a hard-won battle for silver medallist Zhao: Foreign female xiangqi players have made great progress in recent years.

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  • Masters compete for 35 medal sets divided into five events: bridge, chess, go, draughts and xiangqi.

    First World Mind Sports Games

  • The champion said she hoped her gold medal will be a good start for Chinese female xiangqi players, adding: "Hopefully, my teammates will win another gold for China in the women's team event."

    First World Mind Sports Games

  • VietNamNet Bridge – Ngo Lan Huong yesterday secured a bronze medal in the women's individual xiangqi Chinese chess event at the first-ever World Mind Sports Games, held in Beijing, China.

    First World Mind Sports Games

  • The pieces and the board are quite different from shogi's (game of the General), as, I assume, are the rules (I never played anything else than xiangqi, and never learned successfully the rules of Western chess).

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