International Shogi Magazine

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Sorry for this late update, I prepared this post long time ago but was too busy to finish it. I will try to update the blog on September more often. The female professional shogi player Karolina Styczynska with the help of many amateur players around the world has created the International Shogi Magazine. They talk about many shogi topics, analyze gamesa and translate some japanese articles. Here is the link for the first and the…

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Habu wins the 3rd game of the Meijin title

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Habu has won the 3rd game of the Meijin title and has recover the lead again after Satou tied the match on the 2nd game. Habu needs to more victories to get his Meijin title back and get his title 100. This time openning was the same as the last game but Habu was not scare to repeat the openning. This is the final position of the game. Can you find the checkmate? 【第76期名人戦 七番勝負】5/9(水)、佐藤天彦名人…

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Tendo city promotion video

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Last weekend there was the Human Shogi game of Tendo city. Last year I had the opportunity to visit it and even take photos very near from the board. This year I couldn’t visit it but I would like to show this city promotion video in English. I hope you like it. The professional players who attend this year were Yamazaki, Yashiki. Segawa, Hifumin, Kagawa and Karolina. If you want to know more about the…

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2nd game of the Meijin title

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Satou Amahiko has won the second game of the meijin title and ties the game. 名人戦 第二局佐藤天彦名人vs羽生善治竜王 #描く将 pic.twitter.com/cAqjJLEYFb — といみー (@ms7piece) April 19, 2018 They choosed to play the bishop exchange openning and Habu tried the rushing silver variation. The king of Satou is still in the center of the board and can be attacked. This openning looks for a fast attack before the king can be protected. In this position Satou thrown away…

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Habu beats Satou on the first game of the Meijin title

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Yesterday finished the first game of the Meijin title. Habu was sente and the opening was Side pawn capture. In a very early stage of the game Satou tried a fierce attack against Habu’s king. This is the position before the sealed move of Satou. Habu, below side, has got a rook, 2 knights and and a silver in exchange of a bishop, a knight, a gold and a silver. Both kings are not quite…

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