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Sunday, 4 October 2020

Moien alleguer! Today marks the beginning of the Shogi Luxembourg project, with its main focus of creating a strong community here in Luxembourg! To the casual and hardcore player, we hope that providing a central hub for all Luxembourg Shogi players will to introduce a more professional organisation around the game and aid in communicating about events (online and offline) that may be of interest. The community is now in its early stages, but we hope to see this project evolve in the coming months. If you are interested in interacting more, please check out the community tab and share with anyone who would also be interested!


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Experience a Traditional Japanese Art Form


Shogi is much more than just a game for entertainment. It is considered by many to be part of the traditional Japanese art culture along the likes of Haiku, noh and tea ceremonies. If you study and understand enough, you will be able to express yourself and win in your own unique style of play.

Habu playing Shogi
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Immerse Yourself in Great Complexity


Despite having fast to learn rules, Shogi is far from an easy game. With an astounding number of 10224 possible states in Shogi, mastery of the game comes with much study and experience. However, even for casual players the complexity becomes enjoyable, as you will never have the same game twice.

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Learn Shogi


Shogi is the most popular chess variant in Japan. Many similarities between Shogi and western chess can be seen as they evolved off of the same ancestor. The main objective of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king, while keeping your own safe. Nowadays, there are many international options to learn about shogi with more being created every day. Below is a list of some video and reading sources that can be used as a starting point.

Beginner Material


If you have not played at all, check out one of these sources to get started on your shogi adventure!

Youtube Playlist

Shogi Dojo Lyon

Cours Débutant

Shogi Dojo Lyon


A short french series guiding the player through the basic rules of the game and more practical video on a couple castles.

Youtube Playlist

Hidetchi

How to play Shogi(将棋)

Hidetchi


A very detailed introduction to shogi from 2008 that will jumpstart you into being able to play and pull off good tactics. Old but gold.

Youtube Playlist

Shogi Kurpfalz

Shogi - Einführung für Anfänger

Shogi Kurpfalz


A short introduction to the first steps of getting ready to play shogi. The only beginner video series in German on youtube.

Website

Association Shogi d'Alsace

Règles du Jeu

Association Shogi d'Alsace


A fast post to learn the basics of the game very fast. The website also includes many other shogi know-how to learn.

Website

shogi.de

Shogi Spielregeln

shogi.de


A short textual introduction to shogi including good tips on how to play in each game phase.

Youtube Playlist

Shogi Harbour

Shogi Tutorials

Shogi Harbour


A great, modern, for non-experienced beginners introduction to Shogi.

Further Material


Once you have got the basics down, you can either attempt to start playing games (see the Play tab), or you can study further and grasp a deeper understanding of the game and how to improve. Here are a few resources to get you started.

Books

Mynavi Books

Shogi Book Shop

Mynavi Books


A japanese book shop that has a large collection of shogi books (physical and ebook). They often have large sales on their ebook collection where you can grab many for a small price.

Website

Tellmarch

playshogi.com

Tellmarch


A great open source resource to improve anything from openings to tsume to playing under pressure. The website is consistently being updated with more material and features, so keep checking back to see what is new!

Website

Takako Tombo Noda

Shogi Proverbs with Commentaries

Takako Tombo Noda


Many of the proverbs you need, where when mastered, will make you a great shogi player. The interface is very old, but the information is very valuable.

Guide

CtripleA

ShogiGUI quick tutorial

CtripleA


How to set up an engine using ShogiGUI. Engines are a great way to analyse your games,see what options you could have taken and see all the missed checkmate variations you had. Post game analysis will guarantee fast improvement.

Youtube Playlist

SHOGIBUZZ

Shogi - Road to 1st-Dan

SHOGIBUZZ


A japanese shogi player who lives in Europe goes through must know tactics in every situation of the game. Understanding these situations will definitely improve your game.

Database

将棋DB2

Shogidb2

将棋DB2


One of the best sources for finding game records of all types of professional games (new and old)! With a great filter system, you can find games that match the style you are trying to replicate and learn from the best!

Play Shogi


Shogi Community


Local


Collection of all the online community options that exist around Luxembourg. These links will mostly come from services that are hosted by shogi.lu. Make sure to check out the services that you use most!

Global


Collection of many global Shogi communities where you can meet and play against people all accross the globe! This section will be populated with many services from online chat rooms to other Shogi associations! If you find something of interest, be sure to check them out!

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