I would like to introduce the blog from Karolina who, as many of you know, became a female professional player recently. On this blog she will share her experience as a professional player so is a nice opportunity to know more from inside. She is writing in English and Polish. You can read it here. shogiismylife.wordpress.com
Karolina won yesterday’s game against Sadamasu Minami, with this victory, Karolina, fulfilled the conditions for her grade up from 3kyuu to 2kyuu. She was born in Poland and nowadays she is studying at the university of Yamanashi in Japan. A few years ago she discovered the Shogi thanks to the anime Naruto and became a strong player in Europe. She was invited by Kitao Madoka to a tournament in 2012 where she beat a professional…
You can watch the streaming of the game between Satou Amahiko and Chida Shouta of the Eiou Tournament with the English comments of Karolina Styczyńska and Horiguchi Kouchi on youtube.
The Eiou Tournament is a competition where the best computer program will play against the winner of the Shogi player classificatory. This year final will confront the actual Meijin Satou Amahiko 佐藤天彦 against Shota Chida 翔太千田. Shota is maybe the Shogi player who knows best about computer Shogi. On the other hand, Satou nowadays holds the most important title in Shogi. The second game will have live English commentaries performed by the Ladies Shogi player…
You can read the first part of the article here: The Knight that Jumps High Falls Prey to a Pawn (1) In this second part on the world of shogi, you will see what the state of computer playing software is, and how they compare to chess engines, as well as online resources, and of course how they approach teaching the complex game to children. There is also a profile of Karolina Styczynska, who taught…