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King. Royal piece moving one in arbitrary direction.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
JimmySeal wrote on 2004-07-20 UTCGood ★★★★
What Baughb says about shogi kings is correct. The one with the small dash is the 'jewel general' (black king), and the one without it is the 'king general' (white king). The player with the black king makes the first move, and in the event that the players are different skill levels, the more experienced player plays white and may have missing pieces as a handicap.