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Useful links

Xiangqi Organizations:

1. The World Xiangqi Federation (WXF), in both Chinese and English http://www.wxf.org/
2. The Asian Xiangqi Federation (AXF), in both Chinese and English, http://www.asianxiangqi.org/
3. The official Xiangqi website in China , in Chinese only http://www.xiangqi.org.cn/ 
4. Taiwan, Chinese chess culture Society , Chinese only   http://www.cccs.org.tw/front/bin/home.phtml   
5. The Singapore Xiangqi General Association, Chinese and English, http://www.xiangqi.sg/ 
6. The Malaysian Xiangqi Federation http://www.myxiangqi.com/ , Chinese only
7. Hong Kong Chinese Chess Association. Chinese.  http://www.hkcca.org.hk/ 
8. The Friends of Chinese Chess in Finland www.shakki.info (thanks to Mikko Tornqvist for the update)
9. New Jersey Xiangqi Association http://www.njxiangqi.org/ 
10. In Chinese, fromTaiwan, Daan Xiangqi society http://www.daanchess.org.tw/ 
11. Vietnamese Chess Association, in Vietnamese. http://www.vietnamchess.com.vn/index.php 
12. In Russian, Russian Xiangqi Federation and Moscow Xiangqi Club site
      http://xiangqi-ru.blogspot.com/ (Special thanks to Antonio from Poland for providing this link)
13. In English and German, www.chinaschach.de , the German Xiangqi Federation (link provided by Dr.Michael Nägler, President of DXB and vice president of WXF)
14. From Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijan XianGoqi Federation, www.xiangoqi.com  . English is found. Very nice site with nice articles on Xiangqi in general.
15. In both English and Chinese, http://www.worldmindmasters.com/nodes/6 , the World Mind Masters website.

Xiangqi websites: 
1. In Chinese, http://www.ck.tp.edu.tw/~cybera/sub_index.html . Great articles.
2. Craziest site thus far, loaded with Xiangqi information, Chinese only http://www.dpxq.com/  
3. Chinese only http://chess.ourgame.com/
4. Chinese only. Great website on various openings, mid games and endgames. http://ngchk.com/web/chess/index.html  
5. English. Huge collection of Xiangqi games. http://www.01xq.com/  
6. In English, http://www.triplexunity.com/chinese_chess/victory/victories.htm#null , The ancient manual "The Invincible Xiangqi Manual" is presented here. "Victories All the Way" is the name they used. There is limited or no explanation of the moves.
7. In Enlgish,
http://www.triplexunity.com/chinese_chess/orange/secret_orange.htm#null  Similar in format to the "Victories All the Way" posted there, " The Secret Inside the Tangerine" ( or " orange" is shown there. There is limited or no explanation of the moves. (thanks Chris)
8. In English,  http://elephantchess.blogspot.com/2006/08/victories-all-way-game-2.html another version of "Victories All the Way".
  ( thanks Chris)
9. In English, and one of the best sites I have found so far, http://chinesechessusa.com/?page_id=2 . Videos of the greats. Very up to date information. Highly recommended!
10. In English, short but excellent site with much information about Xiangqi and esp openings. Something I am still doing... http://xiang-qi.appspot.com/tutorial/menu.html ( thanks Carlos)
11. In English, few endgames with minimal explanation . Still worth a look. http://chessbank.blogspot.com/  (thanks Chris)
12. In English , another site with ancient manuals . There might be a problem with the interface. But worth a look! (thanks Carlos)

13. In Spanish, by Carlos himself! https://sites.google.com/site/xiangqiesp/home . So far the site that I expect will give me a run for my money! Keep up the good work Carlos!

14. In English, by the revered Mr Felix Tan. http://www.xiangqibowl.org/  
15. In Chinese,  a very good blog by 木門先生. http://www.toutiao.com/m50531883895/  Wechat users can access it directly.

Websites or URL whereby you may find pics/material to build your own XiangQi set (please read the various rules of agreement for each website) : 
http://www.clker.com/clipart-14095.html for a decent authentic looking XiangQi board.


Xiangqi clubs where you can play the game:

1. Chesscape online, free play, english http://www.chesscape.com/
2. ClubXiangqi, where many greats play. Mostly Vietnamese players. A good place to get your butt kicked hard. http://www.clubxiangqi.com/
3. Vietson online gaming, English available http://www.vietson.com/cotuong/
4. Itsyourturn, English  http://www.itsyourturn.com/ .
5. In English, free, www.playok.com
6. In English, http://boardspace.net/english/about_xiangqi.html or http://boardspace.net/ . Quite a friendly site for non-Chinese speakers who want to learn to play the game. (Thanks Dave for recommending your site. )        

 

Xiangqi engines and artificial intelligence: 

1. Two thumbs up for Jeremy Craner’s Qianhong , freeware, extremely user friendly http://www.jcraner.com/qianhong/index.html
2. Xiexie homepage. http://www.cc-xiexie.com/home.php  
3.Zillions of Xq engines for you to download. http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://www.xqbase.com/league/enginelist.htm&langpair=zh-CN|en&ie=UTF8 
4. Another site to download zillions of Xq engines http://xiang-qi.appspot.com/software2.html 
5. Yet another site to download http://www.xqfan.com/index.php?topic=dl   
6. In Chinese, www.xqbase.com , which is home to xq wizard, the xq engine that I have used in the beginning when creating this site. Very powerful engine with many functions available.
7. In English, http://lpforth.forthfreak.net/endgame-en.html endgame database with a few endgames. I believe there are more endgames in the WXF database, but is still worth a browse.
8. Possibly the last two sites whereby CCBridge can be downloaded before it goes into extinction...
http://www.mediafire.com/download/lnmgnj4zhdt/CCBridge3beta4.zip  &
http://www.filecrop.com/cc-bridge.html
 
Yes, I agree its ugly, but at least it caught your attention.

Xiangqi articles in general:     

1. Introduction to Xiangqi. In English,  http://www.chessvariants.com/xiangqi.html
2. Introduction to Xiangqi. In English, http://www.chinesechessrules.com/ . Nearly identical to the Xiangqi introduction on Wikipedia
3. Nice introduction to Xiangqi  http://skookumpete.com/chess_intro.htm 
4. Another nice introduction in English. http://homepage.eircom.net/~reidr1/Chinese.htm   


Xiangqi blogs in English
1.Interesting site with a collection of some games http://qiendgame.blogspot.com/ 
2. In English, GM Huang Zijun’s blog http://blog.sina.com.cn/zjhxiangqi 
3. In Russian, a Xiangqi page from a Siberian fan (Vladivostok). http://maximpg.narod.ru/ .(Thanks Antonio)
4. In Russian,  http://openchess.by/  . Xiangqi page from Minsk chess club (Belarus) ( Thanks again Antonio)
5. In Polish, nice site. http://szachychinskie.bloog.pl "The wonderful world of Xiangqi" ( Thanks Antonio, who happens to be the owner ! ) 

6. http://xiangqielephantgame.blogspot.tw/ . A Blog by Malaysian Xiangqi Enthusiast Wong Ping Loong. Has written his own books too.

Xiangqi videos:
1. In Chinese, http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTM1ODIxMDMy.html 
2. In Chinese, http://www.56.com/u47/v_MzUzMDY3ODA.html , lots of xiangqi videos.
The following links were provided by Brian Wu from Taiwan.
3. In Chinese, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WISmxjPxNxY
4. In Chinese, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJAliBCGcac
5. In Chinese, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99WpSMk_t0I 
6. In Chinese, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQkl8HuIPCU 
7. In Chinese,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsgmMzllmLw 
8. In Chinese, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQTa6FCjG6k  

Xiangqi pics from all over the world:
1. In Russian, http://pics.livejournal.com/ural200162/gallery/0001qxfx?page=3 
2. In Russian, http://pics.livejournal.com/ural200162/gallery/0001qxfx?page=4 
3. In Russian, http://pics.livejournal.com/ural200162/gallery/0001qxfx?page=5
4. In Russian, http://pics.livejournal.com/ural200162/gallery/0001qxfx?page=6
The above links were given to me by Vladimir Kuskov of Ural, Russia.   

Links to International Chess
1. In English, http://www.rules4chess.com/   , a short site for you to compare the rules of Xiangqi and International chess.    

List of XiangQi related sites compiled by 象棋愛好者, a very active group of XiangQi players, mostly from Malaysia. Very comprehensive list!
下棋服務器/網址(Chess Servers)

 

1)http://www.zgxqds.com/  中国象棋大师网――象棋网 中国象棋远程教学网 象棋在线课堂 象棋在线赛场 象棋在线对弈 中国象棋规则 中国象棋谱库 中国象棋论坛
2)apps.renren.com人人网 - 中国象棋
3)www.clubxiangqi.com Xiangqi at Club Xiangqi
4)www.movesky.net   弈天棋缘[Xiangqi Arena]-象棋战网,网络象棋,在线对局,象棋擂台,象棋比赛5)http://games.practiceone.co.uk/aiow_gfb/  fb上的play 中国象棋 
6)http://www.playxiangqi.com/  下棋服务器
7)http://www.viwawa.com/en_US/game/DynastyChess 下棋服务器2
8)www.vietson.com

9)http://www.chesscape.com/ 


棋譜下載區(Game records download)

1)http://u.115.com/file/c47c81wi  中国象棋大宝典.exe115网盘|网盘|115网络U盘-我的网盘|免费网络硬盘(*需要新java 支持該軟件)

2)http://www.qiuyuye.net.cn/rnabbs/index.asp?boardid=26&page  秋雨夜象棋論壇 3)http://www.dpxq.com/东萍象棋网

棋谱仓库+动态棋盘+比赛编排数据
其他(Miscellaneous)

1)象棋雜誌  www.xqsj.net.cn
2)象棋排局技巧  http://www.facebook.com/notes/henry-%E6%B4%AA%E8%81%AA%E6%B3%95/%E8%B1%A1%E6%A3%8B%E6%8E%92%E5%B1%80%E6%8A%80%E5%B7%A7/157243894336992
3)象棋基本杀法欣赏 http://www.gdchess.com/bbs/dispbbs.asp?boardID=4&ID=25646&page=53
4)象棋杀法基础,战术杀法,子力配合杀法,各种杀法综合运用妙局赏析,特级大师精妙杀法赏析   http://xqcyfzlm.5d6d.com/thread-294-1-1.html

 

象棋論壇(Chess Discuzz)

1) 东方连珠论坛 http://www.orenju.com/index.php 
2) 大侠小鱼儿 http://www.fishxx68.com/bbs2/
3) 中華民國象棋教育推廣協會 http://www.ccla.org.tw/html/index.php 

4) 日本將棋聯盟台北支部 http://blog.roodo.com/shogiintaiwan

5) 司殷劉世界 http://sylworld.forum888.net/

6) 华工象棋论坛 http://www.hgchess.com/bbs/index.php

7) 汕头棋院网 http://www.stqiyuan.com/
8) 東萍象棋網 http://www.dpxq.com/
9) 泓弈棋牌網 http://www.hychess.com/forum.php
10) 弈棋 - 書呆奕的網站 http://www.yigo.org/
11)秋雨夜象棋網 http://www.qiuyuye.net.cn/
12)香港棋藝研究論壇 http://hkcgss.marlito.com/
13)将棋人生 http://chinashogi.uueasy.com/
14)将棋世界-SHOGI WORLD -http://shogi.lingd.net/http://shogiworld.uueasy.com/index-htm-m-bbs.html
15)棋藝討論 - 香港討論區 discuss.com.hk - 一個香港只得一個香港討論區http://www.discuss.com.hk/forumdisplay.php?fid=212
16)象棋百科全書 http://www.xqbase.com/

17)闽南象棋网 http://www.mnxqw.com/
18)计算机围棋网 http://www.computergo.net/forum/index.php
19)秋雨夜象棋网 http://www.qiuyuye.net.cn/
20)保定象棋网 ———弘扬中华国粹 传承象棋文化 【河北省保定市象棋协会官方网站】 - http://bdxq.5d6d.com/
21)中国象棋棋谱,象棋小游戏,象棋单机版,免费棋牌下载-四月天象棋网http://www.siyuetian.net/
22)广东象棋网 - 象棋棋谱、新闻、直播、象棋文化,象棋赛事、棋手资讯http://www.gdchess.com/ 23)象棋世界http://cchess.5d6d.com/ 

First created: Somewhere back in 2011...
Last updated: 5th Sept 2017
Acknowledgments:
Georg Jeiter from Germany.
Chris Hankinson from the US.
Carlos from Mexico.
Brian Wu from Kaohsiung Taiwan.
Antonio from Poland, for showing to me that Xiangqi is indeed international!
Dave Dyers from the US.
Vladimir Kuskov of Ural, Russia.
象棋愛好者 , a facebook fanpage. One of the best on XiangQi!

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