Shogi ; Japan's game of strategy

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C.E. Tuttle Co., 1966 - Sports & Recreation - 99 pages
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Trevor Legett has written the Bible of shogi, a chess-like game of strategy. He explains the board, the moves, relative value, and effective use of each piece, and possible openings. Easy-to-follow diagrams and a sample game with commentary further elucidate clever strategies and the use of paratroops (pieces captured from an opponent) and defenses against paratroop attacks. Removable pieces and a shogi board are included, allowing the beginner to start playing this fascinating game immediately. Trevor Legett, head of Japanese-language broadcasts for the BBC, is an expert guide, holding a rank of fourth dan in shogi.

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Contents

Introduction
7
Learning to Use the Pieces
23
The Paratroops
37
Copyright

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About the author (1966)

Trevor Legett holds the rank of fourth dan in shogi, a major achievement since first dan is considered excellent for an amateur. For many years the author was the head of Japanese-language broadcasts for the BBC, an dis the compiler and translator of A First Zen Reader, A Second Zen Reader, and the author of Zen and the Ways, all published by Tuttle.

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