Pole first woman to join pro 'shogi' training course

Jun 25, 2013

Pole first woman to join pro 'shogi' training course

The first foreign woman to be accepted into the professional female “shogi” training program is from Poland, the Japan Shogi Association has revealed. Karolina Styczynska, a 22-year-old college student, was entitled to join the Kenshukai training program’s C2 class after recording three wins and ...

Pro shogi players defeated by computer programs

Apr 22, 2013

Pro shogi players defeated by computer programs

Five professional shogi players lost Saturday to computer programs in a public competition, stunning the world of Japanese chess. Hiroyuki Miura, 39, lost against the GPSShogi program in the last of the five matches in this year’s Shogi Master Versus Machine Match series. In ...

Jan 7, 2007

Shogi: basics of the game

by Raju Thakrar

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 ...