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Shogi or Japanese chess


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #1

    bronsteinitz

    Anybody experience with Japanese chess? http://www.shogi.net/arc/shogi-l/shogi_rules.txt

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #2

    ivandh

    Jesus Christ if you're going to reference a wikipedia article just post the link.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #3

    bronsteinitz

    Good remark

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #4

    HGMuller

    I wrote a computer program to play it, and as a consequence watched a lot of games between computer programs. It seemed looks a very exciting game, even better than Chess. Once you get rid of the Japanese influences, of course; the traditional material for playing it is absolutely awful. With a western representation it becomes strangely familiar.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #5

    bronsteinitz

    Is it available?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #6

    VULPES_VULPES

    HGMuller wrote:

    I wrote a computer program to play it, and as a consequence watched a lot of games between computer programs. It seemed looks a very exciting game, even better than Chess. Once you get rid of the Japanese influences, of course; the traditional material for playing it is absolutely awful. With a western representation it becomes strangely familiar.

    How are Japanese influences awful?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #7

    VULPES_VULPES

    And if you want to play Shogi against other people, sign up to PlayOk.com. There, you can play all kinds of board games against other people, like chess, Shogi, Xiang Qi, Go, etc.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #8

    bronsteinitz

    Thank you foxy ... Lady, i presume...

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #9

    VULPES_VULPES

    bronsteinitz wrote:

    Thank you foxy ... Lady, i presume...

    Wrong!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #10

    bronsteinitz

    Ok sorry foxy person. Thank you for THE info.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #11

    Meadmaker

    VULPES_VULPES wrote:
    HGMuller wrote:

    I wrote a computer program to play it, and as a consequence watched a lot of games between computer programs. It seemed looks a very exciting game, even better than Chess. Once you get rid of the Japanese influences, of course; the traditional material for playing it is absolutely awful. With a western representation it becomes strangely familiar.

    How are Japanese influences awful?

    I suspect he means the traditional Kanji characters on the pieces.  If you don't read Japanese, it makes the game rather difficult.

     

    The Elephant Chess Club sells "westernized" boards for both Shogi and Xiangqi that have pictures instead of Kanji characters on them.  The sets are reasonably priced and available via amazon.com.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #12

    Kens_Mom

    The one thing I can't get used to in shogi is that pawns move AND capture forward. 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #13

    VULPES_VULPES

    Kens_Mom wrote:

    The one thing I can't get used to in shogi is that pawns move AND capture forward. 

    What's not to get? It's perfectly logical.

    Chess pawns are what stumps me.


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