The­re is ano­t­her major dif­fe­rence to chess: The 32 figu­res are not share 64 squa­res but 90 (!) points. So you have much more space! This „open­ness“ makes xiang­qi so fast in the star­ting pha­se and pre­vents it from the „over­crow­ded subway“-feeling you often get in „wes­tern“ chess.

duch­amp über ein Gefühl von Frei­heit beim Xiangqi