New year’s Shogi ceremony

Satou Amahiko Mejin

On January 5, I was able to attend a guest thanks to Terao Manabu, director of the NPO ISPS ( International Shogi Popularization Society ) To the Shogi New Year’s Ceremony in Japanese sashi hajime shiki 指し初め式. In this ceremony carried out by the priests of the temple next to the federation building, players who currently have a title present their respects to an altar with the form of a giant Shogi piece. At the…

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English live commentary on the 2nd Eiou Tournament Final

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…

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