Chinese Chess board game against a computer opponent. To win you need to capture the general of your opponent.
Shogi is more complex, but the games consequently tend to take much longer. (I think of chess-like games, in terms of complexity, as xiangqi < chess < shogi). There is a xiangqi cartoon, but you'll have to speak Mandarin to understand it.06-Jun-2011
If we just talk about legal board positions, xiangqi has about 10 times that of chess. But because the board is larger, game tree complexity of xiangqi beats that of chess by 37 orders of magnitude. From personal (patzer) experience of both, chess seems more complex but xiangqi is way harder.
Noun. xiangqi (uncountable) Chinese chess; a board game similar to chess, invented and traditionally played in China.
Each side alternates, moving one piece in each turn. Pieces capture by using their normal moves and landing on a point occupied by an enemy piece. Generally, red makes the first move but two players can agree to play otherwise. Victory is achieved when one player puts the other's general in checkmate.
The highest amateur rank is 6 dan; professionals go up to 9 dan. However, professional ranks are not the same as amateur ranks; a professional 1 dan is much stronger than an amateur 1 dan. This system is similar to that used by go players (and also other Japanese sports such as karate).
However, in general, it is believed and research indicates that top grandmasters usually have very high IQs. A person with average IQ is expected to reach a maximum rating of about 2000 in chess. Strong grandmasters with a rating of around and over 2600 are expected to have an IQ of 160 plus.
Chess only depends on some specific talents not general IQ (e.g. memorization and pattern recognition in a very specific form). If your general IQ is high, most likely you will be a good chess player not necessarily outstanding, also if you are a chess genius, it could be that your general IQ is just average.18-Oct-2021
Multiple studies have shown that while chess playing does improve cognitive, memory, and math skills, it doesn't necessarily translate into higher test scores.19-Oct-2020
Go is simpler than Chess and yet more complex. Simpler because all pieces are the same, just black and white, and in Go the pieces do not move around the board. Chess is a hierarchical game where the object is to catch the king.25-Oct-2017