Friday 21 December 2018

Event of Shogi pieces at Tokyo and game played there

There are some shogi event in Japan. I visited Shogi pieces event at Tokyo, we could see and purchase shogi pieces made in Tendo city.

There were a space for playing shogi with other customers and shogi players of Tendo branch. I played 2 game and won both game.

The following is one position of the games.

At this position, +Bx75 is just right for attack and defence because this movement is Tsumero by N*74 and my King become to be able to escape to 76.
After that, I mated at the following position and won.

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Piyo Shogi; an interesting free shogi app and it can analyze your game

Piyo Shogi is one of my favorite shogi app.


You can play shogi with Piyo (bird in Japanese) of various level, from 15 kyu to 5 Dan.
The Piyo of 5 Dan is strong and funny.
You can start game by selecting "対局開始."

After the game, you can see analysis of kifu by this app by selecting "解析開始" at this screen.

You can see the analysis result like following.

What is better, you can analyse your game by inputting the ".kif" file or entering the movement at player vs player mode. You can see the result by selecting "棋譜解析" after pushing "メニュー" button.
It's helpful for improvement of your shogi skill.

Further more, you can also analyse the kifu of Shogi Wars by selecting "ウォーズ棋譜検索" at first screen and entering your ID of Shogi Wars.

You can download Piyo Shogi here.
(App Store)

I hope you have a enjoyable time by playing Piyo Shogi!

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Prefectural elimination tournaments of amature Meijin championship

I participated Prefectural elimination tournaments of armature Meijin championship last weekend.
There are strong players in Saitama prefecture.

This is my first game (I'm sente).
The strategy of gote have been often seen recently.
Against that, my S-56 is challenging movement. Usually, sente moves R-78 in spite of S-56.

After that, the game proceeded to mutual attacking with P-75, P-65, Bx77+, Kx77, S-53, Px75, P-86....
At final, I was defeated.
After all, S-56 may be risky... I will consult again.