Piececlopedia: Silver General
Historical notesThe Silver General, or Ginsho is a piece from Shogi, Japanese Chess. It also appears in some variants of Shogi.
MovementThe Silver General can move one square, either diagonally or straigt forward, i.e., it can move to any square a king can move to, except to the left, right or straight backwards, and hence has usually five squares it can go to.
Movement diagramIn the diagram below, the Silver general can move to all the squares marked with a black circle.
GraphicsSilver general symbol
Silver general piece
Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: 8 Aug 2000. Last modified on: 8 Aug 2000.