|Shogi is an important Japanese chess variant, with a totally different character than western Chess. The most obvious differences are the pawn, that captures as it goes: straight forward, and the fact that captured pieces may like paratroopers be re-entered for the captor's side. The pieces therefore have a uniform color, whereby ownership is determined by their orientation.|
Seasoned players are of course totally familiar with the Japanese symbols for distinguishing pieces, but beginning players may profit from the westernized symbols used in the MindSports applet.
External links / rules
Shogi - international
Shogi - dutch / nederlands
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