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A Japanese game similar to chess that is played on a board with 81 squares, each player having 20 pieces.

[Japanese shōgi : Japanese shō, commander-in-chief, chief chess piece (from Middle Chinese tsiaŋ`, general; also the source of Mandarin jiàng) + Japanese ki, chess (from Middle Chinese kɦi; also the source of Mandarin).]


(Chess & Draughts) a Japanese board game similar to chess
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Noun1.shogi - a form of chess played on a board of 81 squares; each player has 20 pieces
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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They discuss the roots of the game in Persia as shantranj, through the early Arab world, branching into Central Asia and Mongolia and including Muslim variants and shantar; developments in Northern India, through Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, and including games like chaturanga, chaturaji, ouk and makruk, sit-tu-yin, and catur; chess across China through the Korean peninsula, including games like xiangqi, janggi, qiguo xiangxi, sanguo qi, banqi, doushouqi, and luzhanqi; games in Japan, such as shogi, chu shogi and dai shogi, tenjiku shogi, giant shogi, wa shogi, tori shogi, dobutsu shogi, ko shogi, and taikyoku shogi; and European games like medieval chess, rithmomachy, King AlfonsoAEs games, courier chess, gala, and European chess.
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Salah Zaki, heritage and cultural coordination expert, will present the project while Shogi Fono from the University of Nuance will present Japan's experience in preserving the heritage of Kyoto.
We have also a civic hall for the children where older people teach them some Japanese board games such as Go or shogi.
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In an extension of prior work on computer chess, Japanese researchers have even managed to produce a machine capable of beating human grand masters of Shogi, a Japanese chess variant with a significantly larger number of possible moves.
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I've compared it in the past to what I would call aACAybrain sports' -- chess, go or shogi, Japanese/Chinese chess.
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The magazine, which is not being made publicly available, has an entertainment section detailing fishing trips by top officials, along with satirical haiku -- a traditional Japanese form of poetry -- and pieces on the board games Go and Shogi, the reports said.