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Cambodian Cambodian Chess (Ok, Ouk Chatrang)

Cambodian Board

Cambodian chess, also known as "Ok" (Khmer: អុក) or "Ouk Chatrang" is a variant of Makruk (Thai chess) played in Cambodia.

If you are not familiar with the rules of Makruk, please see that first.

Rules

The only differences from Makruk are as follows:

If no pieces have been captured, the players have the options:

  • on the king's first move, and only if not in check, of moving the king like a knight; and
  • on the queen's first move, of moving the queen two squares straight ahead