Guest Lecture on Chinese Chess in the coming November

Always wanted to know more about Xiangqi - also known as the Chinese Chess? On Friday 1 November, 2019 it is possible to fill the gap in your knowledge by attending this guest lecture by Mikko Törnqvist. He is currently Finnish Xiangqi Association's chairman (Kiinalaisen shakin ystävät Suomessa ry). He has participated in many World Xiangqi championships, including 2017 Munich European Championships, 2015 Munich World Championships and 2013 Guangzhou World Championships.
CI Chess Poster 2019

Xiangqi and Chess share a common origin, so learning the rules is not so difficult, it just requires memorizing a few Chinese characters. Once you know the rules, you have an instant excuse to chat with game enthusiasts all over China, who frequently play everywhere from parks to tea houses.

Finnish Xiangqi Association ( also provides free training for enthusiasts and an opportunity to participate in international tournaments. Sometimes also flight tickets and accommodation are sponsored. Opportunities to participate in tournaments are also available for beginners.