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Master the game of Japanese Chess—or shogi with this easy to follow shogi guide.
The game of shogi is a chess-like game of strategy long played in Japan. This book is the ultimate strategy guide on shogi for beginners and experienced players alike. The step-by-step instructions an easy to follow diagrams lead the reader through the strategies and intricacies of one of Japan's most popular war games.
The book includes explanations of: The shogi board The moves of the different pieces The effective use of the various pieces in game situations The use of "paratroopers" (pieces captured from an opponent) Defenses against attacks The relative value of each of the pieces A sample game and commentary various possible openings and their results How to read a Japanese scoreThe books author, Trevor Leggett, head of Japanese-language broadcasts for the BBC, is an expert guide, holding a rank of fourth dan in shogi making him the ideal teacher for a Western audience.