Nov 27, 2016

Young chess grandmaster dies in Moscow balcony fall

Russian news reports say a prominent young chess grandmaster has died after falling from a balcony apparently while undertaking the extreme sport of parkour. The reports cited police as saying 20-year-old Yuri Eliseev died late Saturday after falling from the 12th story of his ...

Jan 7, 2007

Shogi: basics of the game


The board used in shogi is a grid of nine squares by nine squares. Each player starts with 20 wedge-shaped pieces, called koma, on which the name of the piece is inscribed in kanji (Chinese characters). The names and number of the pieces, in ...