Anaguma, 穴熊, is one of the strongest shogi openings. Usually, it takes quite a time to build but once it is complete your opponent will have to struggle to get your King. You can build and anaguma for the static or ranging rook but on today’s lesson, we will see how to make it for the static rook. How to build an anaguma castle: First of all, we need to bring our King to the…

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Yagura -1 矢倉


This is first of a series of post were I will talk about different openings 序盤, how to build a good castle for protect the king and how to attack your enemies castle. One of the main castle in Shogi is the Yagura. According to Yonenaga, president of the Japan Shogi Association from 2005 to 2012, the Yagura is the pure art of Shogi. First of all let’s remember the initial position in the shogi…

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