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Xiang Ji - Total Annihilation

I had already checkmated the general earlier, but gave it up to see if i could take them all down before having the general for the main course.

Maybe now that've i've learnt how to play this great game, I could hang out in Chinatown and study the perspectives of the old Chinese men there who play it.  It's not the game or winning that matters, but the perspectives that one can acquire through engagement with various cultures.  That is most fascinating as it will hew out other facets in one's personality that has previously lain dormant.  And the cross-applicable value of such perspectives in other arenas is itself the best game of all.  Every thing is a stepping stone to a plane that had hitherto been rendered invisible to the relatively underdeveloped personality.

Frankly, I absolutely love how the Chinese innovated Indian Chess, the latter of which is more represented in its original form in western chess.  I will write more on that anon.



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