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talen314: That would be a perfect idea. I want to get back into Shogi, but I don't know how much time I will have to devote to it again. Tsume problems might be the key solution to continue being active in the long run.
I found the following event at Chiddingstone castle in U.K.
Quote: Wednesday, 7th July until Sunday, 8th September
Loan of a Japanese 'Shogi Board'
Shogi Board on loan from the Horniman Museum in London. A beautiful, rare ceramic Shogi board (a variant of chess) will be on loan as one of our many events to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the establishment of trade with Japan (1613-2013).
Quote: Wednesday, 31st July at 11.30 am
Ceramics and Chess in Asia" Talk
In relation to the loan of a Japanese shogi board from the Horniman Museum in London that is to be exhibited in the Japanese Room from 7th July to 8th September, Rose Kerr, former Keeper of the Far Eastern Department at the Victoria & Albert Museum, President of the Oriental Ceramic Society and Honorary Associate of the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge will be giving a fascinating talk in the Board Room entitled 'Ceramics and Chess in Asia'. Booking is essential on 01892 872747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free with an admission ticket to the Castle.
Shogi&MiniShogi Prize tournament Random game types: Japanese Chess, Minishogi Match type: Normal game Tournament type (?): two games (switched colors) for each two players Membership level: pawn, knight Minimum number of players: 4 Maximum number of players: unlimited Maximum number of players per section: 6 Final match type for two player section: 3 wins match Time control (?): 4 days, standard vacation Player rating: 100 <= BKR <= 4000 Unrated players: yes Unrated games (no BKR will be affected by this tournament): no Private tournament (you will send personal invitations): no For games with a random start position generate: the same position with all opponents Sort players by BKR: yes Status: open Last term to sign up: 31. December 2012, 23:00:00 Days after the deadline before a tournament with not enough players is deleted: 5
1) the claim that stalemate would be a draw in shogi is false and should be removed from the rules. 2) rules about sennichite need to be added. 3) rules about jishogi need to be added, including how to address this for handicap games.
Относно: Two big shogi events to be held in Europe 2011
Here are the information of them. One is European Shogi Championship/World Shogi Open Championship in Germany and the other is International Shogi Festival which has been held every three years since 1999 in Japan but to be held outside Japan for the first time of shogi history in Paris.
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mangue: The theories abound. Common one is that this rule was established in Edo period when it was ruled by feudal lords so in samurai code of ethics the pawn, the lowest rank in military, can not take the head of the lord. It was thought as rude and disgraceful. Another theory is that to make the game more interesting and fair for both players pawns' move need to have certain limits including ban of two pawns in one column. It is also said that this rule contributed the development of Tsume-shogi.
Is there any interest in a Tsume Shogi ladder? I have numerous sources for problems that I picked up while living in Japan that have problems for all levels of players. The magazine "Shogi Sekai" also often includes small books of such problems. There are also books of problems of the "what is the best move" type. Some are specific to certain openings and others are more general. Talen314
I used to have a link to a database that listed various openings and what professional games they were played in- I used it in conjunction with Grimbergen's pages. I have lost the link- anynoe know what I'm talking about?
Well, if you have already submitted your move, and they haven't viewed the game yet, you can go back to it and click "Edit" near the top, and add a message. If they have already viewed the game (but not yet played) you cannot do that.
The book containing 291 pages was released on April 25. The reason why English translation emerged so early is that Umeda Mochio, the author, declared to allow the book to be freely translated into any languages to be published anywhere on the Net in the form of web content on his blog entry of April 20, 5 days before the release. And an open source style project of translation of it has been kicked by shotayakushiji since April 29 and then 15 Japanese people including myself came together to generate the tentative version linked above.
I'm sure this will instantly be one of most interesting reading materials in English about shogi.
You can not only read the contents but also participate in brushing up the translation since the translation is still tentative and the project is proceeding in an Open Source style. In order to take part in the project, having a PBworks account will be required. And you can kick the translation project of it into other languages than English and French. (PJ for French translation by Yamada Yoshihisa, see the link both in Japanese and French below; http://d.hatena.ne.jp/yoshihisa_yamada/20090509/1241832915 )
Here are some links to the contents related to this project for our reference.
Относно: The 3rd Shogi World Championship Tournament
The New York Shogi Club cordially invites you to The 3rd Shogi World Championship Tournament, to be held in the weekend of November 13-15,2009, in New York, supported by the Nihon Shogi Renmei and the City of New York, among other sponsors. The winner will be awarded with the title of The Amateur Shogi World Champion, along with the cash prize of US$3,000! As was the case in the past, we require a preliminary tournament to be held in each country by the summer of 2009, and the winner of the preliminary tournament in each country will be invited to the World Championship Tournament in New York, with the travel and hotel expenses to be paid by the organizer. All other participants are of course welcome at their own expenses. The 1st Shogi World Championship Tournament was held in New York in May of 2000, and Mr. Katsumasa Egoshi of Brazil became the 1st Amateur Shogi World Champion. In the following year, we planned the second tournament, but it was obstructed by the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York. We are pleased to have theopportunity to hold the 3rd tournament next year, and we hope to see you all in New York next November. The tournament details will be announced from time to time by the New York Shogi Club, and will be posted on the websites at www.nyshogi.com and www.worldshogi.com We need to contact the presidents or the leaders of all Shogi clubs around the world in preparation for this tournament. Those who are in that role, please give your email address to our Public Relations Director, Mr.Tomohiro Kubo email@example.com
There might be problems having Popii shogi here as it was originally designed as an advertising gimmick for a life insurance company. In any case it's a very limited game. On the other hand, we have permission to use Kyoto shogi, which is an excellent game.
There is an interesting shogi variant called Microshogi, aka Five-minute Poppy Shogi, played on a 4x5 board. It has a unique promotion rule - whenever a piece makes a capture it flips over and becomes the piece shown on the other side. The full rules are here: http://www.chessvariants.org/shogivariants.dir/poppysh.html
I think it would be an interesting addition to the site. Minishogi players would particularly enjoy it.