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
Here's a link to a German website with a shogi game of Garry Kasparov. You can replay the game using the controls on the Java shogi viewer. (The viewer make take a few seconds to start loading.)
http://www.shogi.de/games/shogiviewer_davin/kas... | Czytaj więcej
Dobutsu Shogi (in English, the game is called Let's Catch the Lion) is a shogi variant specifically designed to teach children the basics of shogi, including promotions and drops. It was devised by two female professional shogi players.
Apparen... | Czytaj więcej
Game Over is an hour-and-a-half documentary of the 1997 match between Garry Kasparov and Deep Blue. Click on the link at the bottom of this post to watch this film in its entirety.
Kasparov faces off against Deep Blue, 1997
Why does th... | Czytaj więcej