Category Archives: Shogi

Playing Shogi Online

The topic of Shogi, or Japanese chess, is something I haven’t written about in a long, long time in this blog.1 Search the blog for “Shogi” and you’ll see what I mean. In fact, most of the posts I’ve written … Continue reading

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Shogi Master vs. Machine

The game of shogi or Japanese Chess is something I haven’t discussed in a long, long, long, LONG time in this blog.1 For a time before I moved to Ireland, I played Shogi regularly with co-workers and a few Japanese … Continue reading

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Shogi Strategy: an example checkmate

Appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend; march swiftly to places where you are not expected. –Sun-Zi’s, The Art of War Here in Ireland, I haven’t been able to find someone to play Shogi with, so I … Continue reading

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Shogi Strategy: Bargain Gold Generals

When waging war, you must employ cunning tactics and multiple transformations in order to succeed. – Sun-Zi, “Art of War” A big part of playing Shogi as a game is learning to effectively promote pieces in the enemy camp. Of … Continue reading

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Shogi strategy: Opening Game

So we see, the victorious person creates the conditions for certain victory and then does battle with the enemy. –Sun-Zi, “Art of War” In Shogi, or Japanese Chess, the opening of the game is seemingly simple, but quickly opens into … Continue reading

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Shogi strategy: Castling

When we cannot defeat the enemy, we should take up a defensive position. When we can defeat the enemy, we should engage battle. –Sun-Zi, “Art of War” In Shogi, unlike Chess, you have to spend a lot more time setting … Continue reading

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