1 year anniversary!


  Last week shogifan.com became 1 year old!!  It’s been 1 year since I start to publish the rules and explaining the shogi pieces. The first post was about the king.  I explained some strategies like the Yagura castle or some tactics like the Demon killer. There are still many strategies and tactics for explain so please follow this site for learn more about shogi.  I will also continue talking about many shogi events in Japan. So, if you are planning…

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Habu will be the next challenger of the Ryuuou title


  A few days after he lost the Oui title against Sugai, Habu Yoshiharu had an important game against Matsuo Ayumu. They played the third and last game for decide who is the challenger of the Ryuuou title.  渡辺明竜王の挑戦者を決める第30期竜王戦挑戦者決定三番勝負第3局が、9月8日(金)に行われ、羽生善治二冠が松尾八段に勝利し、第23期以来の竜王戦七番勝負登場を決めました。 https://t.co/7lFaj7qN4g — 日本将棋連盟【公式】 (@shogi_jsa) September 10, 2017 Habu won the first game but Matsuo was able to won the second. The last game they played yokofu-dori opening. Matsuo finished with his king right on the middle of the…

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2nd season of March comes in like a lion from October 14th


  第2シリーズ2017年10月14日よりNHK総合テレビにて毎週土曜23:00〜放送。Blu-ray&DVD第4巻は8/23(水)発売! The second season of the anime of March comes in like a lion will arrive at the TV on October 14th. This anime has attracted much attention in shogi to people who didn’t know anything about the game. This spring there was also the movies of March comes in like a lion with the actor Kamiki Ryuunosuke playing the role of Kiriyama Rei. This season will continue with the story of the manga that…

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Shogi game with real Toyota cars


  A few years ago there was a special program about shogi where Habu Yoshiharu played a game against Toyoshima Masayuki. This game was carried out at the baseball Seibu domed stadium in Saitama. Each player had to give orders to their drivers to move the car/piece to the desired square. It is similar to the human shogi of Tendo but using cars instead for people. All cars were from Toyota who sponsored the event.…

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