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Posted in Uncategorized on November 4, 2010
Thanks Takodori-san for letting me know!
Posted in Uncategorized on September 22, 2010
Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2010
Ever wonder how strong you became of Shogi play?
If you believe you might be already at a strength of Dan player, There
is a way to find out.
I have added a couple of pages to explain how to take assessment test for shogi online.
Detail is here
Posted in Computers and Internet on July 24, 2010
Posted in Technique on June 27, 2010
Then I couldn’t believe my eyes. The white player run out of the 30 seconds byoyomi and the Black won.
If you still dont see the situation, see the tsume program below. This is three move checkmate. R1500 level player should see this in less than 20 seconds.
The first move of G*8b does not work. the King will escape to 9c. One of the basic rule of tsume is to block the King’s escape route. Therefore..
G*9c – Nx9c – G*8b. This is a simple three move checkmate.
Maybe the white’s computer have simply frozen. But if he really did not see this simple three move tsume, then his further practice on tsume problems will probably increaese his win rate a lot.
Posted in Misc. Knowledge on February 12, 2010
These are the 2 sites that I use:
http://www.translation-services-usa.com/japanese.php – this site does not run as quickly and requires smaller fragments of the text to be able to translate, but I find it gives a better translation of what is being said.
http://babelfish.yahoo.com/ – this site will translate large sections of text but seems to give less accurate translations.
Having said that, Japanese text on Shogi-sites tend to use Shogi-terms that may not correctly translate on these service anyway. However those terms are limited in number and I try to mention those in both English and Japanese on my site (ie., edge pawn or hashi-fu (端歩), Forking king and Rook =(王手飛車 or oute-bisya) Sorry, for the last two years, I recognized I am not consistent in the way I explain the word)
Posted in News and politics on January 20, 2010
Posted in Technique on January 12, 2010
- Rook and King sit closely to each other.
- King is sitting at its original place.
- Bishop’s head is unprotected.