Shogi Japan's Game of Strategy

Author(s): Trevor Leggett
Original Publish Date: Dec 20, 2011
Product Number: EB00643416
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781462902439
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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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.

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