Cambodia Chess

Cambodia chess (AKA Ouk or Chaktrang) is a kind of entertain game in everyday life as seen in Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. People, also his Majesty, play chess to entertain or to challenge the scholar of each other. Cambodia military also play this game to challenge the trick or technique of the warrior in the battle.

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Chess also a known a kind of simple game which Cambodian play from generation to generation and everywhere: in front the house, coffee pub, market, and on the road. We can say chess is a very challenge and additive game because the player who good at this will hold the game from morning till evening or even mid-night and they can use normal stone to assume the correct piece.

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During Angkor Sangkranta event in Sieam Reap, Angkor, Cambodia have a chess match to find out the best player of the year. They call this game as Giant Chess (Ouk Yeak). The big board will simulate what the player’s board is playing thus people could see how they are playing.

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Because of its popularity in the social, Cambodia post and communication release the stamp in chess once.

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