Anybody experience with Japanese chess? http://www.shogi.net/arc/shogi-l/shogi_rules.txt
Jesus Christ if you're going to reference a wikipedia article just post the link.
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.
Is it available?
How are Japanese influences awful?
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Thank you foxy ... Lady, i presume...
Ok sorry foxy person. Thank you for THE info.
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.
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.