Shogi Openings – 定跡

The Jouseki (定跡) is a sequence of recommend moves in the opening that have as a objective look for the protection of the own king and set pieces for a successful attack. There are too many different opening each one with a lot of variants. The openings usually are classified in static rook (居飛車 ibisha) or ranging rook (振り飛車 furibisha). If the rook stays on the right columns it is called ibisha (remember the start…

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Shogi in culture – Naruto

Shogi is very present at japanese culture. Too many books, manga, anime or movies have a narrative about shogi or include it as an element. On of the most famous manga around the world, Naruto ナルト, showed us Shikamaru and Asuma playing together. Too many foreigners started to learn about shogi when they saw this scene in the anime show. Even an actual womens professional player Karolina Styczyinska1 got interested in shogi thanks to this…

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Fujii Sota sets new record as the youngest Shogi Player

A second grade student set a new record as the youngest Shogi player when he got his 4-Dan the Saturday 3rd of September in 2016, he is the first 21st Century born professional player. He was 14 years and 2 months old at the moment he broke the previous record that was set by Kato Hifumi (加藤一二三) 62 years ago. Fujii Souta (藤井聡太) started to play Shogi when he was 5 years old and he got the…

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Week Results (19/9 – 25/9)

Results of pro games of the week: ○ Winner ● Loser Monday 19 王位戦 予選 Oui tournament Preliminaries ● 井出隼平 x 佐藤天彦 ○ Ide Junpei x Satou Amahiko Tuesday 20 王座戦 第2局 Ouza tournament Second Game ● 糸谷哲郎 x 善治羽生 ○ Itodani Tetsuro x Yoshiharu Habu 王位戦 予選 Oui tournament Preliminaries ● 高野智史 x 渡辺 明 ○ Takano Satoshi x Watanabe Akira ○ 近藤正和 x 三枚堂達也 ● Kondou Masakazu x Sanmaidou Tatsuya 王座戦 一次予選 Ouza tournament First Preliminary ● 渡辺大夢 x 伊藤真吾…

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