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By Andrew Martin

The hippopotamus, as each large online game hunter is familiar with, is a deceptively risky beast. And so, within the chess global, is the Hippopotamus safeguard. To competitors unusual with it, it appears awkward and unaggressive—until it crushes the lifestyles out in their favourite openings. Andrew Martin analyzes the elemental strikes and key diversifications of the Hippopotamus, exhibiting with illustrative video games the way it confuses the common participant but is inherently sound adequate for Grandmaster festival. today of massive databases and lengthy forcing traces, the Hippopotamus stands proud, delivering every body the opportunity to play chess in an unique and fascinating way.



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It was necessary to establish a stab le econom y and m ain tain regular exch ange patterns w ith foreign traders. Another im portant facet o f the Bugis resuscitation o f the Joh or econom y was the expanded role the Chinese now began to play. Chinese trading acti­ vities had, since the Sung tim es, been a regular feature o f the com m erce o f Southeast Asia. T h is trade began to expand greatly during the early years o f the eighteenth century. There were m ajor Chinese com m ercial settlements at Batavia, other places in Java, M alacca, and in Siam .

Admittedly, they generally set their own priorities in these matters but the important factor is that they iden­ tified their own interests with those o f the port, and not with those o f the peninsular states. Like the British, the Temenggongs viewed the world from the entrepot. Both parties identified themselves more with the interests o f the port than with those o f the other Malay chiefs who remained on the fringes. It was to their advantage to extend the political and economic influence of the port over the surrounding region.

The Tufhat does report that Daing Chelak36 was killed in an explosion or a fire on a boat that he had pirated, so there is undoubtedly some truth in the Pahang account, but it is difficult to say where it lies. The Tufhat is silent on the Temenggong s death; however, it may be that he and perhaps Daing Chelak died during the abortive Malay revolt in 1763-64. This would certainly go a long way towards explaining the failure o f the Malays at Riau to reassert them­ selves during the next two decades.

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