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Christophe Czekaj (2008-01-25)
Hello Thibault, Did you ever think about includind chinese chess on Ficgs ? Any volunteers ? And is it technically possible ?
Thibault de Vassal (2008-01-25 16:29:52)
Chinese Chess, Shogi ...
Hi Christophe... Of course it has been discussed here already. Well, it is technically possible, but it is not technically possible before a few months :)
The real question is : Do you want FICGS to be a multi-games site or mainly a chess place ? .. I've included Go (weiqi) because this game is really different and interesting, I'm not sure yet about the others and "A few is better than too many" IMO (what a quote) :)
Mladen Jankovic (2008-01-25 18:59:59)
On the note of diversity
You might consider, if you want more games, some non-traditional abstract strategies, like GIPF, or YINSH.;)
Thibault de Vassal (2008-01-25 20:03:33)
Hi Mladen, it looks like an interesting project and game, did you try it ? Is it as mysterious as Go ?
Mladen Jankovic (2008-01-28 17:55:36)
I tried YINSH, just enough to pick up the rules. It seems to be that good. It swaps first place with Go from time to time on boardgamegeek.
I never got around to trying GIPF, but I've heard it's well suited for correspondence play.
Hannes Rada (2008-01-28 18:58:35)
Chess, Chinese Chess, Go
Thibault, have you ever tried Chinese Chess ? I've a book about the rules with some games, but I do not have a board. Maybe there is somewhere a Chinese Chess pgrogramm for free download. What do you like more Chess or Go ? Some years ago I tried to study Go, visited a Go Club. I tried to play a few games but did not realy realize what's going on. I was even not in the position to find out if my position is better or worse :-). Shogi - Japanese Chess, and Korean Chess, many chess variants and board games ....
Thibault de Vassal (2008-01-29 02:22:10)
Chess, Chinese Chess, Go
Hi Hannes... No, I didn't "really" tried chinese chess yet. I'm not sure if I prefer chess or Go anymore... Chess is more fun IMO, but Go is so interesting and mysterious.. just so different ?!
Christophe Czekaj (2008-01-30 13:34:08)
I played some games of chinese chess on itsyourturn, and it could be fun ! I was totally crushed bya asian players :-D But I found a player in Rotterdam who was on the same level (just beginners ;-D) and we had some interesting games. I think its a good idea to play chinese by correspondence because, to say the least, it's not easy to find players in "real life" !
Thibault de Vassal (2008-01-30 19:25:07)
Maybe this game will have a second life on the internet soon.. We need more players from China :)
What about kurnik.org ? .. or did you try www.clubxiangqi.com also ?
Julien Coll (2008-02-02 01:47:00)
can great board game classics...
...like Sh˘gi and Xiangqi be too many? ;) Sh˘gi is also a fun, exciting and very different game comparing with the two others ;-) . I've seen only a few people playing to sh˘gi and xiangqi (I've tried the two games... and prefer Sh˘gi :) ) in kurnik (15 persons maxi)... but that was a couple of months ago :) Bye :)
Hao Nhien Nguyen (2008-02-02 03:35:39)
Chinese chess is the most loved chess game in my country, Vietnam and in many other Asian countries. So, if Chinese chess is available, this site is better.
Thibault de Vassal (2008-02-03 22:36:45)
Only 15 Xiangqi & Shogi players in Kurnik ?! .. so is there a big internet club for these games ?
Julien Coll (2008-02-04 08:11:23)
I mean: 15 people maxi for each game, each time I connected -that's not enormous anyway... :) some months ago some members of the the ASA (the french sh˘gi association) used to meet all monday evenings in Kurnik -I don't know if they continue doing it again. If you're able to understand chinese, korean, japanese, etc... perhaps you'll find plenty of very good internet clubs devoted to these games :o) There is a shogi club called ISC, but I don't know if it is active. about shogi and servers: a good server for OTB play is Shogidojo... but the level is quite hard for beginners. there are other sites for differed play (ex. in Brainking you can play to the two games).
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