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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Oyama  Yasuharu. Five-Minute Poppy Shogi. Small shogi variant on a 4 by 5 board. (4x5, Cells: 20) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2010-04-28 UTC
These unusual promotion rules are taken from ancient large Shogi variants.

John Smith wrote on 2008-12-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Note that there is no need for much backward movement as the pieces can be captured and repositioned. There is always at least one piece that can move backward. This game is different than simply a miniature version of Shogi, because the promotion is not as monotonous.

John Lawson wrote on 2003-05-04 UTC
I looked it up on Georg Dunkel's site,
http://www.kolumbus.fi/geodun/shogi.htm , 
and he gives the rule as: 
'All pieces move in the same way as in Shogi (except that they do not
promote in the same way.)'

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-05-04 UTC
'All pieces move in the same way as in Shogi', but 'At the reverse side of the Pawn, there is a Knight.' Is this an Occidental Knight or the Hon. Horse of Shogi, and if the latter, what happens when it reaches the end of the board?

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