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!

Fujii fan TV

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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