The knights are called horses and the rooks are called boats, and that's just part of what distinguishes Thai chess from the version played internationally.
The ‘PTT Thai Chess Competition 2013’ is open to players of all ages.
Those skilled at the traditional game that has been part of the Kingdom's heritage for 700 years will come together to compete at the "PTT Thai Chess Competition 2013", where prizes worth 1.5 million baht in total will be on offer. Held under the theme of "Thai Chess: It is more than you can see and think", the competition has four categories: children and youths aged eight to 25 years, individuals (professional or amateur), VIP guests, and clubs and teams.
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