Henry Fok awards a prize to Xie Si Ming (right)

Xie Si Ming (right) is a grandmaster of Chinese chess ("Xiangqi"). The lady on the left is a representative of Guinness, the sponsor of the Chinese chess tournament.
Henry Fok and Xie Si Ming in Singapore

Henry Fok is regarded by some to be the world's richest Chinese man. His name is not listed in any directory as a rich man, because all of his vast real estate holdings are private and non-public. His name in Chinese is Fok Ying Tung. He heads the Fok Ying Tung Foundation.

Henry Fok lives in Hong Kong but he is a close advisor and consultant to Deng Xiao Peng in China. Henry Fok gave two million dollars to a charitable foundation for paraplegics managed by the son of Deng Xiao Peng.

Henry Fok is the main patron of the game of Chinese chess and has offered a prize of $500,000 to the first westerner ever to win a major Chinese chess tournament ahead of a Chinese grandmaster.

For the rules of Chinese chess, see: Rules of Chinese chess

For more about Chinese chess, see: Chinese chess competition in Beijing in 1988 , Xie Si Ming , Xie Si Ming in Singapore , Ismail Sloan being awarded the title of "First Foreigner of Chinese Chess", in Beijing, China in 1988 , Sam Sloan, Xie Si Ming, Shamema Sloan and Helen Marjorie Sloan on the Great Wall of China in 1988 and Chinese chess quiz .

For a review of the book "Chinese Chess for Beginners", see: Chinese Chess for Beginners

To order "Chinese Chess for Beginners", see: To Order Books .

For still more about Chinese chess, see Chinese Chess Home Page.

Here are links:
Sam Sloan's Chess Page.

Contact address - please send e-mail to the following address: Sloan@ishipress.com