Shogi Pieces – The Lance

 

  Similar to the Knight the Lance is not able to move forwards. It’s very common to never move your Lances and use the lances you capture from your enemy for attack. The lance is called 香 (kyou) in japanese. It can move only forward any number of squares. Since it starts at the edge of the game at the beginning of the game it can only moves on the 1st and the 9th column.…

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Shogi Pieces – The Knight

 

  There are two knights at Shogi. The knight is able to jump over pieces. The shogi’s knight movemente is more limited can’t move backwards so you need to be very careful so it’s not targeted. The knight is called 桂 (kei) in japanese. For move the knight you need to jump forward one square and then plus one square diagonally forward. Promotion: When the knight reaches the 7th row it can become a promoted…

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Shogi Pieces – The Silver General

 

  Next to the Gold Generals there are the Silver Generals. They are key pieces for attack and also for defense. The Silver Generals are called 銀 (gin). They can move one square diagonally and also one square forward. Promotion: When the Silver General promotes (once it reaches the 7th, 8th or 9th row) it can move the same as a Gold General. How to move a Silver General – 銀 How to move a…

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Shogi Pieces – The Gold General

 

  At shogi there are two Gold General. This piece is very useful for defense and required to create your castle. The Gold General is called 金 (kin). It can move one square orthogonal or in diagonal only forward. Promotion: the Gold General can’t promote into any piece. How to move the Gold General – 金   金 – Gold General Image from Wikipedia

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Shogi Pieces – The Bishop

 

  Belong with the Rook, the Bishop is one of the strongest pieces in Shogi. It can be very useful for attack and also can be used for defense specially once is promoted. The Bishop is called 角 (kaku)  in japanese. As the counterpart in chess it moves in diagonal direction. Promotion: the promotion of the Bishop is similar to the promotion of the Rook. The Bishop will increase its movement capacity by one square orthogonal.…

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