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Published on 27/04/2012 - Edition 2012

The Shôgi French Federation presents Shôgi which is often called "Japanese chess"!

Shôgi promises fascinating games
with many twists and turns


© Chris CB Photographie




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.


© Chris CB Photographie




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