Annan Shogi, also called Korean Shogi, is a variant of Shogi, Japanese Chess. Annan Shogi is a popular
Shogi variant in Japan.
The game should not be confused with Korean Chess, a variant of chess
that is played in Korea, but which resembles more Xiangqi, Chinese Chess, than Shogi.
The game is played as Shogi, except that,
when a piece has a friendly piece on a square directly behind it, it
has the movement capabilities of that piece instead of its own.
A variant is that pieces can move like any friendly piece that protects
Annan Chess is of course also a possible game to try out.
Written by Hans Bodlaender. Information based on The Encyclopedia of Chess
Variants, by David Pritchard.
WWW page created: October 3, 1999.