• The Shogi applet is 'clickable'. To move a piece, click it first. Next click the square you want to move it.
    They will be marked and the corresponding move will appear in the "your Move" field.
  • To drop a piece, select it and next click the destination square. Pieces always drop unpromoted.
  • The applet is basically a board and will accept illegal moves just as a physical board would. There's an extended 'undo' function that allows you to take back any number of moves, provided the opponent cooperates by taking back his.
  • Promotion is optional (unless not doing so would leave the moving piece immobile).
    When you want to promote the moving piece, add the letter 'p' after the move in the 'your Move' box, as in 'd7-d8 p'. Be sure to put a space between the move and the p.
  • To clear, click on the 'go to end' button bottom-right [>>>|]. Now you can start over.
  • With the command menu you can undo your last move, end a game by accepting a loss, or negotiate a draw.
    If you find yourself in a lost position, please choose 'Resign' from the command menu to acknowledge and officially end the game.
  • To move, enter your password and click "Submit move".