Xiangqi festival at Vua Pagoda attracts crowds

11:55 | 14/03/2018
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.
xiangqi festival at vua pagoda attracts crowds
Overview of the match
xiangqi festival at vua pagoda attracts crowds
During the three-day tournament, the area in front of the Pagoda becomes a large board for human chess matches
xiangqi festival at vua pagoda attracts crowds
Boys play as the red pieces in the match
xiangqi festival at vua pagoda attracts crowds
While girls represent the green pieces.
xiangqi festival at vua pagoda attracts crowds
The pieces are controlled by the players
xiangqi festival at vua pagoda attracts crowds
Every two moves of the match are separated by the rhythm of a drumbeat
xiangqi festival at vua pagoda attracts crowds
The event draws the participation of chess players, chess masters, and chess lovers from home and abroad.
xiangqi festival at vua pagoda attracts crowds
A girl in costume as the 'Woman General' piece.
xiangqi festival at vua pagoda attracts crowds
Spectators gather to analyse each of moves in the chess match.
xiangqi festival at vua pagoda attracts crowds
Anyone who wins the tournament for three consecutive years will receive the honour of having their names engraved in a stone stele at the Pagoda.

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