well, since many japanese players started to play at PlayOK.com, the rating of 1500 at playOK is no longer an easy target for novice players. If you can get to 1300 at Playok, it means you are already quite good at Shogi play. Also the PlayOK site is not as friendly as it used to be. Many players started to take advantage of no ID verification policy of the site and showing inappropriate behavior. In the meantime, we do have more choice on online shogi play for non-Japanese players. 81Dojo.com sports very nice playing environment and I prefer the site to PlayOK. So I have dropped the reference to the PlayOK site in my site title and made it more universal. In any event, enjoy playing!