Fujii Souta 29th victory

Yes, I know. Recently I only speak about Fujii Souta but what he is doing is really incredible. He won yesterday to Masuda at the Ryuou preliminaries and broke the record of longest consecutive victory row in shogi. 【速報 JUST IN 】将棋 藤井四段が29連勝 30年ぶりに記録更新 #nhk_news https://t.co/tQYyKLC4hE — NHKニュース (@nhk_news) June 26, 2017 Here in Japan has started a real shogi fever (Fujii Souta fever) and many people started to assist to shogi lessons and even…

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Taikyoku shogi – Ultimate chess

On TV continues the Fujii Souta fever and many programs include some news about shogi. At TBS news they introduce an old variation of shogi called Taikyoku Shogi. http://news.tbs.co.jp/newseye/tbs_newseye3078904.htm This Shogi is played on a 36×36 board (1296 squares) and have 209 different pieces. Some have names like dog, wind dragon or pig officer. To set all the pieces ready at least one hour is needed and for finish the game at least 2 days.…

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Fujii Souta fever!

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Yesterday Fujii Souta played at the Yamada’s cup and got 3 more victories. Now he has 23 straight victories and every day he wins he becomes major news. Yesterday, the Shogi Federation started to sell the folding fan of Fujii Souta, this is the first time that a player rated 4-dan is able to sell it. Usually, only 9-dan players sell these goods. At the Shogi Federation shop was needed to form a cue because many people…

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Tendo Shogi Matsuri: 2nd day morning

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This Sunday there was the two big events of the festival. Along with the traditional game between pros, there was also the visit of the famous actor Kamiki Ryuunosuke and the movie director Ootomo Keishi. When I arrived at the site I went to the information desk and asked if I could get a media pass for taking pictures above the stage. I was lucky and I got the pass so I was able to take…

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