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A Western Xiangqi Board. Proposal to play Xiangqi on a `westernized' board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Rich Hutnik wrote on 2008-08-17 UTC
I have several comments:
1. I believe Seirawan and Harper forbid their pieces being used for any other purposes but Seirawan chess.  I happened to get into an ugly email correspondence over this.  They want their pieces ONLY used for Seirawan chess.  I will say that one could put a second queen in there instead of the Bishops, and use the Bishops to replace the elephants, and it should be ok.  
2. I personally would rather not have a big X through the forts on the board.  But, that would be your choice.  I guess if everyone wanted to use it for just Chinese Chess, it might make sense though.