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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1998-10-13
 Author: Katsutoshi  Seki. Hasami Shogi. Popular Japanese game, playable with Shogi set. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2005-10-23 UTCGood ★★★★
Hasami Shogi is an interesting game, I don´t know about the origins, but it
is very different from Shogi, so the name could be any other not associated
with Shogi.There are other similar games. I have read that 
Mak-yek is played in Siam (and Malaysia under the name Apit-sodok) with
the same goal, on the same board, but the 16 stones of each player are
placed on the first and third row. The moves are the same, but the capture
is custodian and also by intervention. Intervention capture is the opposite
of custodian. If a stone moves between two enemy stones, it captures both
stones. I have not played these variants, but my intuition says to me that
they can be much more violent than HS.

Ms. Cheese wrote on 2004-12-13 UTCGood ★★★★
Hasami Shogi is definately a great game. And it's not as stressful as
chess (don't need to think many moves ahead). 

Oddly, the variant i play is different than the one you mention. I play
one where the objective is to get 5 of my own pawns in a row (horizontal,
vertical, or diagonal). Thus the objective is drastically changed from
getting rid of your opponents pieces, to getting 5 in a row of your own.

Anonymous wrote on 2003-10-24 UTCGood ★★★★
this is a little different then who i learned the game. the starting
positions include two rows of pawns instead of one. i want to try this
alternate starting position because it seems to be a more simple stragedy
but complexicity provides a longer game and allows the strategic mind to
further develope. i recomend trying this game if you like chess. im twenty
years old and i play with my twenty five year old brother in seattle, wa,
usa.----->play on

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