America wins the International Shogi Forum


Last weekend in KitaKyuushuu there was the International Shogi Forum. This event happens once every 3 years and the strongest players around the world meet in maybe the most important tournament for foreigners. Three years ago this tournament was in Shizuoka and I was able to visit it but this year due to personal reasons I couldn’t go. The winner in Shizuoka was the special invited representative from Japan. A schoolboy. This year, the invited player from…

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Shogi International Forum


Today has started the International Shogi Forum in KitaKyushuu. The main tournament will be played tomorrow. Here is the list of the participant members: 1 Europe Norway Richart Bjerke 2 Sweden Christer Hartman 3 Finland Mikko Tornqvist 4 United Kingdom Steven Cain 5 Portugal Fernando Batista 6 Spain Jordi Fluvia 7 France Jean Fortin 8 Netherlands Wouter de Haas 9 Belgium Jean-François Hastir 10 Denmark Peter Heine Nielsen 11 Germany Thomas Leiter 12 Italy Michele…

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