Information on the London Shogi Club, shogi events in or near London, and occasional other stuff.
Shogi is Japanese chess, and the key way it differs from regular chess is that when you take your opponent pieces, you keep them, and can 'drop' them back on the board later. It's pretty popular in Japan so you often see it in anime and Japanese art, but it's not very well known in the UK.
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
2016 British Shogi Championship Results
The 2016 British Shogi Championships were held last weekend (October 29/30) in Chingford, East London.
Koji Kameda (3 dan) from Japan was the clear winner of the 2016 British Open Shogi Championship with 6/6, ahead of Wenhao Cai on 5/6 and six other players.
The 2016 British Closed Champion is Steven Cain who beat Lionel Kent in a seventh round play-off after these two players tied on 2/3 from the games between the GB players. Lionel Kent was promoted to 2kyu.