How to play khmer chess (អុកចត្រង្គ).

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OukOnline (Khmer Chess)


Is a strategy game that can play by two players.
The Board is 8x8 Square with 16 white pieces and 16 black pieces
And each player mush has 1 King (Ang, Sdaach, អង្គ, ស្តេច), 1 Queen (Neang, នាង), 2 Bishops (Koul, គោល), 2 Knights (Ses, សេះ), 2 Rooks (Touk, ទូក) and 8 Pawns (Trey, ត្រី).
To finish this game each player must capture the King (Ang, Sdaach) of the opponent.

Note: If the opponent player cannot move. The game is over by Draw (Arb). Else If the oppenent king was check, he cannot move and no piece can help him. The game is over by Win.


 

King (Ang, Sdaach, អង្គ, ស្តេច)


Is the most important and weakest piece. The King can move only one step a time in any direction.
But for the first time he can move like Knight (Ses, សេះ), Usually to the left or right (move only).
And also if King is under attack he still can move only one step.


 

Queen (Neang, នាង)


Can move diagonally in every direction. The queen can move only one step a time.
But for the first time she can move 2 steps forward (move only).


 

Bishop (Koul, គោល)


Can move diagonally in every direction + one step forward.
He is very good in attack but less powerful than the Horse.


 

Knight (Ses, សេះ)


Can move two steps forward, backward, left or right + one step at a right angle. Like L shape (2x3 square).


 

Rook (Touk, ទូក)


Can move forward, backward, left or right in any number of steps.


 

Pawn (Trey, ត្រី)


Can only move one step forward. And he can capture one step forward diagonally.
After move three steps he can promoted to Queen (Neang, នាង).


 

Promoted Pawn (Trey Bork, ត្រីបក)


Same as Queen (Neang, នាង).