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Cannon Shogi and Cannon Chess. Played on a 9x9 Shogi board, feature various types of 'Cannon' pieces. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Theresa Dubé wrote on 2019-05-17 UTC

Combine Cannon Shogi with Okisaki Shogi on a checkered board and you've combined European, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cheeses into one chess.


Charles Gilman wrote on 2010-05-10 UTC
The pieces decsribed in the previous comment have not, as far as I know, been used in a game, but a description has already been in place for some years in my piece article Man and Beast 06: The Heavy Brigade. This is the definition of 'beatified' versions of the standard linepieces, (as opposed to 'canonised' for the more familiar other way round).

Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-05-09 UTC
It seems logical to add 2 more types of cannons: captures as rook/bishop, but moves without capturing as Korean pao/vao. However, i don't remember any game, wich uses such pieces, altrough it's pretty simple idea... If there was no such piece before (and, most probably, it was, but not well-known), i'v invented new pieces...

Jonathan Rutherford wrote on 2007-08-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Truthfully, I enjoy shogi far more than Xiang Qi, but I've always felt that the latter did have an advantage with its very interesting cannons. 'If only shogi had incorporated such a marvelous piece into its beautiful system,' I thought. I'm glad to see that someone did exactly that. I am interested to see what sort of game would emerge if the use of cannons was scaled down so they didn't dominate the field so much; something perhaps replacing the rook and bishop, or perhaps paralleling them. Would the resulting game still retain more of a normal shogi flavor with the added excitement of cannons?

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