Chinese chess is a chess game that originated in China. It belongs to a kind of two-player confrontation game and has a long history in China. Because of the simple equipment and strong interest, it has become a very popular chess activity.
Chinese chess is a Chinese chess culture and a cultural treasure of the Chinese nation. It has a long history, strong interest, and simple and easy-to-understand basic rules. It has been prosperous for thousands of years. Chinese chess is a simulated ancient war, straight-line war, land war, and plane war. In ancient China, chess was listed as the art of self-cultivation for scholars and officials. Now, it is regarded as a kind of beneficial physical and mental activity to refresh the mind. Chess integrates culture, science, art and competition. It can not only develop intelligence, enlighten thinking, exercise dialectical analysis ability and cultivate tenacious will, but also cultivate one's mind, cultivate sentiment, and enrich cultural life. It is deeply loved by the masses. Ancient and modern Chinese and foreign chess are suitable for all ages. Due to the simple equipment and strong interest, Chinese chess lovers who play with chessboards are often seen in the streets.
Chinese chess uses a square grid board and red and black two-color round pieces to play games. There are ten horizontal lines and nine vertical lines on the board, which are divided into 90 intersections. There are 32 pieces in Chinese chess, and 16 pieces of each color. Divided into 7 arms, placed and active at the intersection. The two sides play chess alternately, and the one who "checkmates" the opponent's general (handsome) first wins (because the thief catches the king first). Chinese chess, which has a history of thousands of years and is full of oriental wisdom, has far surpassed Go among the Chinese people and has always been the most popular chess game.