SHOGI — Japanese Chess-Like Game

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A Japanese board game, shogi is often compared with international chess, and both are originated from an ancient Indian game, chaturanga.

Shogi is played on a 9 x 9 grid board by two players with two sets of 20 wedge-shaped pieces.

Although shogi and chess are cousins, there are differences; for example, in shogi, captured pieces can be re-entered by the capturing player, and almost all pieces except certain pieces can promote.

If you are a chess player, you will get the shogi rule easily.

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