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Markham Xiangqi Association kicks off with celebration; China’s star players bring the fireworks

Official opening of the Markham Xiangqi Association

The Greater Toronto Area has just got its fourth Xiangqi club. The three that already existed are the Toronto Xiangqi Association, the Scarborough Seniors Chess Club, and a group that is associated with the Vietnamese Association Toronto (a Vietnamese team … Continue reading

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Jiangsu team displays overwhelming power but coughs up a game

Xu Chao lost this one game to Li YaChao

The top Xiangqi players from China’s Jiangsu Province kept their promise and visited Markham on Saturday (September 21). A large portion of the GTA’s most avid players were waiting at New Kennedy Square. The resulting three versus 30 showdown produced, … Continue reading

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Jiangsu’s top players to visit Markham September 21

Xu TianHong is presented with a certificate of welcome from Markham mayor Frank Scarpitti from Councillors Alan Ho and Gordon Landon.

A team of top Xiangqi players from China’s Jiangsu Province will be at New Kennedy Square on September 21 at 6 p.m. The team will be led by Grandmaster Xu Tianhong (徐天红), who last visited Markham in May 2012. The … Continue reading

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Jiangsu visit postponed; July 13 event cancelled; Toronto Open to begin July 28

The Jiangsu team has informed us that it will be unable to come to Toronto in July. Accordingly, their scheduled appearance on July 13 at New Kennedy Square  has been cancelled. A press conference scheduled for 2.30 p.m. Saturday July … Continue reading

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Grandmaster Xu Tianhong to visit Toronto with Jiangsu’s top players; Huang Yuying to come out of retirement

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We regret to say that the Jiangsu team’s visit to Toronto has been postponed, and the July 13 event described below has been cancelled. A press conference scheduled for 2.30 p.m. Saturday July 6 at the MongKok Chinese Restaurant at … Continue reading

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Pictures of GM Cai FuRu at New Kennedy Square

Cai FuRu lectures at New Kennedy Square

In October, Grandmaster Cai FuRu, a Xiangqi legend, spent 10 days in the GTA. He visited Markham, Scarborough and Orillia, giving lectures and demonstrations of his legendary skills. GM Cai is one of the architects of the modern game. His … Continue reading

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