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Thai Chess

  • MADMAC

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    For any of you who enjoy playing International Chess, Thai Chess is very easy to learn. If you play international chess well, you will adapt to Thai chess fairly quickly. I love playing it and recently spent an entire afternoon in Bangkok playing with a bunch of motorcycle taxi drivers. The origins of the game are fascinating and I encourage any chess players to take the time (and it won't be much - I learned in about five minutes) to learn. Great fun.

    #1 Posted: 29/7/2009 - 03:22

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  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    Joined Travelfish
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    Location United Kingdom
    Posts: 464
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    Nice one mate! I never even thought about Thai chess.

    Will look into it more.

    #2 Posted: 9/8/2009 - 15:19

  • neosho

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    Posts: 382

    Don't know if it's chess or a form of checkers but the motorcycle taxi drivers I have played with in Bangkok use bottle caps. It cost me 3 large Leo's to learn. :)

    #3 Posted: 26/8/2009 - 09:59

  • MADMAC

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 6039
    Total reviews: 10

    It was thai checkers. Very popular here - but I like it about as much as I like American checkers - that is, not.

    #4 Posted: 26/8/2009 - 15:01

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