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Information on book: The Art of Shogi

The Art of Shogi is a book on Shogi (Japanese Chess), written by Tony Hosking. Below, you can read information of the author/publisher on this book.

The Art of Shogi

(a 288 page book with 725 diagrams)

by Tony Hosking.

The first comprehensive guide to Japanese chess in English for complete beginner and advanced (dan) player. Included is:

  • an account of professional shogi in Japan (currently 20 million Japanese play!)
  • an in-depth guide to strategy and openings (plus handicap games)
  • 108 annotated professional game references, including the first 8 title games outside Japan
  • comparison and brief history of shogi and orthodox chess, which share the objective of checkmate and some similar movement of pieces (kings, rooks, bishops, knights and pawns). Captured shogi pieces change sides and can reenter play, making nearly every game exciting and decisive!

First Seven Crowns title holder Yoshiharu Habu says:

"On reading 'The Art of Shogi' I was very surprised and pleased with its content of shogi history, teaching the rules, explanation of a lot of tactics, and introduction to openings and professional systems which is very wide and deep. I think beginners will understand clearly and quickly. I hope many people will play shogi outside Japan, and I sincerely recommend this book."

Send a UK cheque, Eurocheque (in United Kingdom Pounds (UKP)), or Banker's Draft (in UKP drawn on a UK bank), payable to "The Shogi Foundation", for UKP 14.99 + postage: UK 10%; Europe 15%; USA 30%; Rest of World 35% (Airmail) to:

The Shogi Foundation,
P.O. Box 172,
Stratford-upon-Avon,
CV37 8ZA,
England.

Also available is a new lightweight portable shogi set for UKP 6.99 + postage at the above rates.

Link

More on the book can be read at the website of the Shogi Foundation.
Webpage made by Hans Bodlaender.
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