Man Playing Chess

Man playing chess
Shot in Central Yangon, Myanmar Tetsu Ozawa

The man watched the board seriously

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.

JP

About Xiangqi

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.

Where is Yangon?

PHOTO DATA

No

4451

Shooting Date

Mar 2010

Posted On

August 13, 2010

Place

Yangon, Myanmar

Genre

Candid Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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