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The Chess Variant Pages

Information on book: The Art of Shogi

The Art of Shogi is a book on Shogi (Japanese Chess), written by Tony Hosking. Below, you can read information of the author/publisher on this book.

The Art of Shogi

(a 288 page book with 725 diagrams)

by Tony Hosking.

The first comprehensive guide to Japanese chess in English for complete beginner and advanced (dan) player. Included is:

First Seven Crowns title holder Yoshiharu Habu says:

"On reading 'The Art of Shogi' I was very surprised and pleased with its content of shogi history, teaching the rules, explanation of a lot of tactics, and introduction to openings and professional systems which is very wide and deep. I think beginners will understand clearly and quickly. I hope many people will play shogi outside Japan, and I sincerely recommend this book."

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More on the book can be read at the website of the Shogi Foundation.
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