Masuda wins Shinjin Tournament

Masuda Yasuhiro won the Shinjin Tournament on October, 11 against Ishida Naohiro. Masuda (on the right) playing against Ishida. © Akahata Shimbun The Shinjin Tournament is sponsored by the Akahata Shimbun, the newspaper of the Japanese Communist Party, and only can take part shogi players who are under 26 years old, under 5-dan some female players and the champion of Akahata amateur tournament. Players    /     Games 1st 2nd 3rd 石田直裕 Ishida Naohiiro…

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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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