Sunday, July 8, 2007

Chess Warriors

Chess Warriors (1999)
Taiwanese Drama

Dicky Cheung
He Mei Tian
Amy Fan

Genre: Period

Episodes: ?

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Summary: What appears to be a series about playing Chinese chess and using strategies turns out to be another typical Taiwanese wuxia series that is riddled by too much talking and too little action. The plot itself is also uninspiring. "Chess Warriors" stars some of Taiwan's hottest--and perhaps overused--actors and actresses: Dicky Cheung Wai Kin, Amy Fan Yik Man, Ho Mei Tin, and Howie Wong Man Ho.

The story is about how China's emperor loves to play chess, so much that he even created a division in his court called the Chess Warriors. These beloved Chess Warriors of the king's are his actual chess pieces in a game on a huge chess board. The rules are also slightly different--your chess pieces can literally die if the opponent's chess warriors are stronger. If you brilliantly trap an enemey chess piece, you may still lose the round because the two chess pieces fight it out. So basically, it is a combination of first, strategy, and then martial arts skills of the chess warriors.

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kittykougar said...

actually, it has 20 episodes and is more about clearing the name of the red chess warriors and defeating the evil prime minister. it's also a bit of a romance story.

Helmi said...

I'd like to know who was the actress that played the bad Queen in the Chess Warriors series.