I give an extract from the thread -
spanked his son, Nicholas, at Burmese chess today. It is a lot easier than shogi.
Chess in Cambodia
H. James Plaskett I have played Barasi chess. Invented by David (later Paul) Barasi, pawns may move backwards, pieces can´t. I do not see a great future for it. I once played GO with Les Blackstock. After about half an hour he told me I had lost. I played 3 or 4 games of Shogi with him. In the last he gave me rook odds. We played for a long time and drew via the rare mechanism of penetrating kings, a phenomenon not quite so rare as what Tim Krabbé calls the Steel King in our form of chess. (Ask Dr S. about how he once beat Timman in an Alekhine Defence. He says everybody else does...)
And then on June 5th 2012 I contributed to a thread started by Maria Yurenok at Facebook.
June 5 via Twitter