Here's a video by the well-know shogi YouTuber Hidetchi, introducing his new international amateur shogi league. Hidetchi is a dynamic promoter of shogi to the West, and he has enlisted his considerable talents and those of others to put this l... | Czytaj więcej
Here's a new video introducing the 2010 U.S. Chess Championship that will be held later this month at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis.
Hey, they forgot to mention Bhat. (I'm rooting for the GM House.)
And where can y... | Czytaj więcej
Project Gipf is a set of six abstract games invented by the Belgian designer Kris Burm. Individual games in the series have won numerous awards including Games magazine's "Game of the Year".
Tamsk was originally part of the series, but has si... | Czytaj więcej
Here's a link to the video and commentary on the final game in the 2010 Arimaa World Championship between Karl Fritz Juhnke and Jean Daligault. This game features an early breakthrough and goal on the c file.
http://www.motionbox.com/videos/d49... | Czytaj więcej
Here's a video of a nicely commented Arimaa correspondence game. This video provides some good ideas about Arimaa strategy and tactics, and gives an indication of just how complex the game is. Commentary is by Karl Fritz Juhnke (Fritzlein)... | Czytaj więcej
Here is a video of last year's title game to determine the Arimaa World Champion.
Although to a chess player the moves will probably appear downright bizarre, Arimaa is a serious and deep challenge, with a logic all its own.
For more information... | Czytaj więcej
Updated 12 May
Here's an e-mail game of Navia Dratp that I'm playing online with a friend.
Navia Dratp is a chess-like game inspired by shogi. I'm basically presenting it without comment, but if you are interested in finding out more about... | Czytaj więcej
I'm not much of a solver of chess problems, shogi or otherwise. However, some shogi mates strike me as extremely beautiful. I'm presenting this four-knight mate simply as an introduction to the amazing tactical resources shogi provides and as ... | Czytaj więcej
Playing shogi with bicolored chess pieces is an interesting approach to internationalizing the game. I've never seen that idea before.
Here's a short video showing how this type of shogi set is used. Note that promoted pieces are placed on sm... | Czytaj więcej
Yoshiharu Habu, among the greatest shogi players of all time, is also a FIDE Master (FM) and a top chess player in Japan.
Here is one of his chess games.
In a ChessBase interview with Joel Lautier, Mr. Habu stated that he found the most diffic... | Czytaj więcej