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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-06-10
 By Yu  Ren Dong. Knight ShogiThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-06-10
 By Yu  Ren Dong. ZIP file. Black player lacks two Lances, one Bishop, as well as one Rook; however, his Kinghts and Promoted-Kinghts could also move like K.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
dandolovenice wrote on 2010-06-25 UTC
Yes, Knight's type depends on it's owner.

Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-06-25 UTC
That is, knight's type depends on it's owner, is that right? Or dropped chess knight is still chess knight, whatever player it belongs?

dandolo wrote on 2010-06-24 UTC
Black player could drop Knight on any square.

Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-06-24 UTC
Yes, and what with drops?

Yu Ren Dong wrote on 2010-06-24 UTC
Yes, promoted-Knights could move like Knight or Gold General. This Shogi variant was ever played in 1950.

dandolovenice wrote on 2010-06-24 UTC
Yes, promoted-Kinghts could move like Knight or Gold General. This Shogi variant was ever played in 1950.

Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-06-24 UTC
'Knight AND PROMOTED KNIGHT can also move as knight in chess'. -Does it mean that promoted knight is compound of western knight and gold general? Another question: do chess knight transforms into shogi knight and vice versa when dropped by opponent?

Yu Ren Dong wrote on 2009-06-17 UTC
Named ¤K¤è®Û(Habon Kei= Eight directions Kinght) in Japanese, this variant was ever played by two Shogi Pro-players:¤ì¨£ª÷ªv­¦(Kinjiro Kimi) and ¨Á¥Ð¤T¦N(Sankigi Hata ) in 1950. Thank you. I had emended the wrong word.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2009-06-15 UTC
Is there a special name for the Knight in this game? It is not in any of the other historic Shogi variants, but is in several of my own and I'd like to mention the Japanese name (both phonetic and translated) in brackets as I do with the King, Rook, Bishop, et cetera. In return I have some guidance on the English name - the misspelling 'Kinght' is very distracting because it begins with the name of a very different piece!

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