Xiangqi festival at Vua pagoda attracts crowds

Update: 16:55 | 26/02/2018

As an annual tradition, a Xiangqi (Chinese chess) festival was held on the sixth day of the first lunar month at Vua (King) Pagoda on Thinh Yen Street in Hai Ba Trung district, offering an opportunity for chess players to show off their talents at what was the most prestigious chess arena in Hanoi in the past.

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Overview of the match.

Xiangqi festival, Vua pagoda, annual tradition, Chinese chess festival, chess players, prestigious chess arena, Lunar New Year

During the three-day tournament, the area in front of the Pagoda becomes a large board for human chess matches.

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Boys play as the red pieces in the match.

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While girls represent the green pieces.

Xiangqi festival, Vua pagoda, annual tradition, Chinese chess festival, chess players, prestigious chess arena, Lunar New Year

The pieces are controlled by the players.

Xiangqi festival, Vua pagoda, annual tradition, Chinese chess festival, chess players, prestigious chess arena, Lunar New Year

Every two moves of the match are separated by the rhythm of a drumbeat.

Xiangqi festival, Vua pagoda, annual tradition, Chinese chess festival, chess players, prestigious chess arena, Lunar New Year

The event draws the participation of chess players, chess masters, and chess lovers from home and abroad.

Xiangqi festival, Vua pagoda, annual tradition, Chinese chess festival, chess players, prestigious chess arena, Lunar New Year

Anyone who wins the tournament for three consecutive years will receive the honor of having their names engraved in a stone stele at the Pagoda.

Source: NDO 

 
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