The man in this photo was playing chess with his friends by the wayside. Keeping sitting cross-legged, he was making a move with a serious look. Some pieces in hand were put in front of him. So he seemed to gain an advantage. Somehow he's bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
Although there were many Chinese settlements in Yangon, I didn't see any men playing Xiangqi, Chinese chess. Maybe the situation was formed as a result of British rule.
Xiangqi, also called Chinese chess, is a strategy board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China, and is in the same family as Western (or international) chess, chaturanga, shogi, Indian chess and janggi. Besides China and areas with significant ethnic Chinese communities, xiangqi is also a popular pastime in Vietnam, where it is known as cờ tướng.
August 13, 2010
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