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Macau 2007

Chess
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Chess

Chess

Chess is a two players sport and is one of the world's most popular games. The game is played on a square chequered chessboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight square.

At the start, each player controls sixteen pieces. 

The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king, whereby the king is under immediate attack in all directions and there is no way to remove it in the next move.

The tradition of organized competitive chess started in the sixteenth century and has been continuously developing ever since. Chess was incorporated into the Asian Games in 2006 and the Asian Indoor Games in 2007.

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  • Xiangqi
  • Chess

Xiangqi is a two-player Chinese board game in the same family as Western chess, chaturanga, shogi and janggi. The present-day form of Xiangqi originated in China and is therefore commonly called Chinese chess in English.

The first character ? Xiàng here has the meaning "image" or "representational", hence Xiangqi can be literally translated as "representational chess".
 
The game is sometimes called "elephant chess" after an alternative meaning of ? as "elephant". Xiangqi has a long history. Though its precise origins have not yet been confirmed, the earliest literary reference comes from the 9th century.

Xiangqi is one of the most popular board games in the world. Distinctive features of Xiangqi include the unique movement of the pao ("cannon") piece, a rule prohibiting the generals (similar to chess kings) from facing each other directly, and the river and palace board features, which restrict the movement of some pieces.

List of events

  • men

    1. TEAM

    2. INDIVIDUAL

    3. INDIVIDUAL RECURVE BOW

    4. TEAM RECURVER BOW

    5. INDIVIDUAL

    6. TEAM

    7. INDIVIDUAL RAPID

  • women

    1. INDIVIDUAL

    2. TEAM

Chess is a recreational and competitive game played between two players. Sometimes called Western chess or international chess to distinguish it from its predecessors and other chess variants, the current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from similar, much older games of Indian and Persian origin. Today, chess is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide in clubs, online, by correspondence, in tournaments and informally. The game is played on a square chequered chessboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight square. At the start, each player (one controlling the white pieces, the other controlling the black pieces) controls sixteen pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king, whereby the king is under immediate attack (in "check") and there is no way to remove it from attack on the next move.

List of events

  • men

    1. TEAM

    2. INDIVIDUAL

    3. INDIVIDUAL BLITZ

    4. INDIVIDUAL CLASSICAL

    5. INDIVIDUAL RAPID

    6. RAPID MEN'S TEAM

    7. UNDER-23 RAPID MEN'S TEAM

    8. UNDER-23 BLITZ MEN'S TEAM

    9. BLITZ MEN'S TEAM

  • women

    1. TEAM

    2. INDIVIDUAL

    3. INDIVIDUAL BLITZ

    4. INDIVIDUAL CLASSICAL

    5. INDIVIDUAL RAPID

    6. RAPID WOMEN'S TEAM

    7. UNDER-23 RAPID WOMEN'S TEAM

    8. UNDER-23 BLITZ WOMEN'S TEAM

    9. BLITZ WOMEN'S TEAM

  • mixed

    1. TEAM BLITZ

    2. TEAM CLASSICAL

    3. TEAM RAPID

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