Learn and play Janggi!

Janggi (including romanizations changgi and jangki), sometimes called Korean chess, is a strategy board game popular in Korea. The game derived from xiangqi (Chinese chess) and is very similar to it, including the starting position of the pieces, and the 9×10 gameboard, but without the xiangqi “river” dividing the board horizontally in the middle.

Janggi is played on a board nine lines wide by ten lines long. The game is sometimes fast-paced due to the jumping cannons and the long-range elephants, but professional games most often last over 150 moves and so are typically slower than those of International Chess.

The motives of the game are the same as in international chess: checkmate the opposite king; with the help of a better distribution of material on the board.

Between Wednesday, the 26th and Friday, the 28th of July 2017 everyone interested may join us at our information desk; to try out the chinese “sibling of weiqi”.

If you know the rules already: Come and play!

On Sunday, the 30th of July 2017 you can also join a little tournament.

Sunday, the 30th of July 2017

Korean Chess (Janggi) Tournament

At the same site of the European Go Congress in Oberhof

We are happy to announce the organization of a Korean Chess (Janggi) Tournament.

This is meant to be a part of our efforts to promote one of “The Siblings of Go” in terms of a “good playing neighborhood” of both games.

This tournament is exclusively designed for all players and officials, who take part at the European Go Congress in Oberhof and can’t stop trying to play other sophisticated board games. It is open to any kind of strength the players might have.


The format depends heavily on the number of players which will show up at the beginning of the tournament. Registration will be between 09.30 and 10.00 o’clock on site.

The main section will play 4 rounds. The number of registered players determines heavily the mode of play (swiss system or round-robin system).

We will use chessclocks. The time for every player playing the 4 round format will be

20 minutes plus 5 seconds on top for each move (increment) per player and match.


Where ?

At the same playing halls where the European Go Congress in Oberhof takes place.


Entry fee:

For all participants of the EGC 2017 = no fee

All other participants                                    = 10.- Euro according to the policy of EGC

You pay the fee right before the tournament.


We decide about official gradings for this tournament during the registration procedure.



Trophy, certificates, special prices and vouchers


Organizer and Referee:


Uwe Frischmuth from the “board game club Hamburg from 1989” will be the organizer and referee of this tournament.


We will play according the current rules of the Korean Janggi Association.




Registration: 9.30 – 10.00 o’clock     Beginning: 10.00 o’clock       Price giving: 15.30 o’clock      




09.30 – 10.00 o‘clock                        Registration

10.00 – 11.00 o‘clock             round 1

11.15 – 12.15 o‘clock             round 2

12.15 – 13.00 o‘clock             Break

13.00 – 14.00 o‘clock             round 3

14.15 – 15.15 o‘clock             round 4

At about 15.30 h                     Price giving



  1. Kottke, Markus
  2. Liang, Zhijie
  3. Horatschek, Martin