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Published on 14/04/2011 - Edition 2011

The Shôgi French Federation will present Shôgi which is often called "Japanese chess".

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Like any Japanese traditional art, Shôgi (literaly "generals' chess game") has habits of use. It was practiced by Shôgun and Samurai in the medieval era as a martial art forming the mind. It travelled the centuries to become one of the most popular games in Japan.

It is played on a chess board, called Shôgiban, and has 81 squares. At the beginning of the party, each player has 20 flat counters, slightly sharp and light-colored. The aim is to take the opponent's king.


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Shôgi promises fascinating and long games with many developments!


Shôgi French Federation's official website

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