Next week games (26/9 – 2/10)

Monday 26 王座戦 一次予選 Oui Tournament First Preliminary 高田尚平 x 川上 猛 Takada Shohei x Kawakami Takeshi 朝日杯将棋オープン戦 一次予選 Asahi Cup Shogi Open Tournament First Preliminary 畠山 鎮 x 増田康宏 Hatakeyama Mamoru x Masuda Yasuhiro 竹内雄悟 x  畠山鎮か増田康 Takeuchi Yugo x Hatakeyama Mamoru or Masuda Yasuhiro マイナビ女子オープン 本戦 Mainabi Womens Open 香川愛生 x 山口絵美菜 Kagawa Aisei x Yamaguchi Emina 女流王位戦 予選 Womens Oui Tournament Preliminary 鈴木環那 x 山口恵梨子 Suzuki Kanna x Yamaguchi Eriko Tuesday 27 竜王戦6組 昇決…

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The best way to learn how to play shogi once you know how to move the pieces is learning 詰 (tsume) Tsume is the word used for checkmate. There are so many types of tsume. It can be checkmate in 1 move (1手詰), 3 moves, 5 moves and even 21 moves or more. I will put a problem and you can try to solve it. If you are still learning how to move pieces you…

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Shogi – The Board

EN- The Shogi board is divided in 9×9 squares and the pieces are set on the first 3 rows. The Paws are placed one per column in the third row from the player. Remember you can’t have 2 pawns on the same column. In the second row we place the strongest pieces, the Rook and the Bishop. The Bishop is on the second column counting from the left and the Rook on the second column…

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Shogi Pieces – The Pawn

Finally we arrive to the last piece of Shogi. It can maybe look like the weakest piece but is a very important one. Besides the drop rule I think the difference in pawns is one of the biggest distinction between Chess and Shogi. The strategy in Chess is mainly decided because the pawns can’t move forward if there is another piece blocking his movement. At Shogi the pawns can move forward taking the enemy piece.…

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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. Promotion:…

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