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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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Whitby/Owen Sound wins Inter-City Xiangqi Team Championship

throughout the GTA plus Montreal joined the tournament

The Greater Toronto Area’s first ever regional team tournament was a thriller: five teams were in close contention, and the advantage changed with every round, at times, with every game. When the dust had cleared, three teams had seven out … Continue reading

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Mark Wang becomes first ever to win four straight Toronto championships

Mark Wang - eight tournaments and counting ...

Mark Wang WeiQiang 王伟强 defeated 2010 Toronto champion Lin ShiXiong 林世雄 in the final match of the 2014 Toronto Open Championship, making him the first player ever to win the title four straight times. His victory streak now surpasses that … Continue reading

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Mark Wang wins again – takes this year’s second speed tournament

Play in progress and Marty

Mark Wang WeiQiang 王偉強 demonstrated that he is clearly the GTA’s top player by winning our second speed tournament of the year ahead of three former Toronto Champions and the winner of this year’s first speed tournament. The runner up … Continue reading

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Wang WeiQiang wins speed Xiangqi final and his second Toronto championship of 2013

Wang WeiQiang beat Li YaoChao and then won his fourth straight Toronto championship.

The Silver Jubilee Cup, our fifth and final speed tournament of 2013, ended in triumph for Mark Wang WeiQiang 王偉強. The winner of the last three (slow) Toronto championships finished clear first with 5.5/7. As this was a championship final, … 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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