Why develop a chess activity in Cambodia?

Chess for all in Cambodia!

Kids&Chess Discovery of chess.

Since the dawn of time, Cambodian people are playing different kind of games, especially during the Khmer New Year. As a chess player, I will talk about chess. In Cambodia, the most famous chess game is the Ouk Chatrang. The rules are almost the same that the Westerner game, with few exceptions. In the street, a lot of tuk tuk drivers are playing this Cambodian chess game every day. But it’s extremely rare to find the Westerner game and a real structure for chess in the country. Whereas the neighbouring countries as Thailand and Vietnam will take part in Chess Olympiad1 from August 1 to 15 in Norway, Cambodia has never developed the practice of the game to compete against the other countries. It is sad, since it is a known fact that, Cambodian were at its height as warlike people during the Angkorian period. Khmer…

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