7th International Shogi Forum in Kitakyushuu. Shogi Federation report

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  Report in japanese from the shogi federation with many puctures of the participants. You can see more pictures on the link below. 日本将棋連盟の第7回国際将棋フォーラムin 北九州 開催報告のページです。日本将棋連盟は伝統文化としての将棋の普及発展と技術向上や将棋を通じた交流親善などを目的とした公益社団法人です。 Source: 第7回国際将棋フォーラムin 北九州 開催報告|イベント|日本将棋連盟

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Furigoma

 

  The traditional way to decide who is the sente (the first to play) and gote is making the furigoma. Traditionally, in chess the way to decide black or white is to take a pawn of each color and hide it in the hand and let the rival choose. On important professional games usually is a helper who is in charge of do it, if there is no one else usually is the person with…

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Karolina Styczynska’s folding fan

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  A few days ago I participated on a quiz where the price was a folding fan written by hand by the female shogi player Karolina Styczynska. I was lucky I got chosen and I received the price two days ago. 【プレゼント情報】カロリーナ女流1級 直筆揮毫入り「扇子」&「色紙」が各2名様に当たる!詳しくはこちら→https://t.co/TUYO89EPgM 揮毫は「風林火山」。色紙の方はなんと…!! #カロリーナ #ステチェンスカ #風林火山 #銀河将棋ch #女流棋士 pic.twitter.com/0yP3dnMtMR — 銀河将棋チャンネル (@Ginga_shogi) October 5, 2017 These handwritted folding fans are very valous because usually is very rare to get one. I’m really happy I got one! Now I got…

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Watanabe recovers and wins the third game of the Ryuuou tournament

 

  On the third game of the Ryuuou tournament played in Gunma Watanabe was able to recover from his previous two lost and won his game against Habu. 【第30期竜王戦 七番勝負】渡辺明竜王 vs.羽生善治棋聖の第3局は、渡辺竜王が108手までで勝利し、対戦成績を1勝2敗としました。第4局は11/23・24に新潟県三条市の嵐渓荘で行われます。現在、感想戦を生放送中です。 ●視聴→ https://t.co/gHL8qXV3l3 pic.twitter.com/2Rs8ISz4HC — ニコ生公式_将棋 (@nico2shogi) November 5, 2017 After this weekly meeting of players on the Ryuuou title match there will be a small break until the next game. They will meet again in the prefecture of Niigata at the ryokan named Rankei the…

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America wins the International Shogi Forum

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  Last weekend in KitaKyuushuu there was the International Shogi Forum. This event happens once every 3 years and the strongest players around the world meet in maybe the most important tournament for foreigners. Three years ago this tournament was in Shizuoka and I was able to visit it but this year due to personal reasons I couldn’t go. The winner in Shizuoka was the special invited representative from Japan. A schoolboy. This year, the invited player…

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