Randomness (r_ness) wrote,

Thai Chess, or Makruk Thai.

I was waiting for a Chao Phraya Express boat one late afternoon. It was before rush hour, because while waiting, I had enough time to join the group of spectators around a couple of guys playing chess.

After a while I began to notice they were not playing by western chess rules, even if the pieces looked familiar. The pawns were flat, and set up one row farther up, and they seemed to change their allowed movement at some point.

It was fun watching but I didn't make much headway in observing the rules before the boat arrived.

When I got home I forgot about it. Recently, though, I decided I'd take a look on the web and see what I could find.

"What" was a lot:

I still haven't played it, but it looks interesting.
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