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Both chess and draughts have claimed different parts of the African continent. There is a new game in town… that is the Japanese game of shôgi. Lionnel Kouassi of the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) wrote an article of the activities currently being conducted in Africa to spread the shôgi. The article was written in French, […]

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Garry Kasparov playing Eiichiro Ishiyama, a 3-dan player. Interesting story on ChessBase! Former World Champion Garry Kasparov is reported to have played shogi (??)with a Japanese master. Shogi is very much like chess in that many of pieces are the same. The difference is that the tiles are invertible so if you capture an opponent’s […]

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