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Shogi 59


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Lance - Moves like a Bishop, but only forward. Promotes to Gold.

Knight - Moves like a Camel. Promotes to Gold.

King - Moves like a Ferz or Dabbaba. Doesn't promote.

Silver - Moves like a Shogi Silver, but skips over dark squares. Promotes to Gold.

Gold - Moves like a Shogi Gold, but skips over dark squares. Doesn't promote.

Chariot - Slides an even amount of squares orthogonally. Doesn't promote.

Angle - Moves like a Bishop. Doesn't promote.

Pawn - Jumps two squares orthogonally forward. Promotes to Gold.


Same as Shogi unless stated otherwise. Promotion happens in the last 3 ranks.

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By John Smith.
Web page created: 2009-01-20. Web page last updated: 2010-12-19