Let’s learn and play SHOGI, Japanese chess

Let’s learn and play SHOGI, Japanese chess

When: Saturday, July 16th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where: Onya Restaurant, Second Floor (143 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017)

Cost: $20 Application deadline: July 13th, 2011 (Minimum participation is 4, and maximum is 20.)

Shogi has been a traditional Japanese game since 8th century. It is quite similar to chess, but the difference is that a player can reuse captured pieces as his or her own. Characters indicating rank and role, such as king or shogun, are written on the pieces. They are made of wood carved in an irregular pentagonal shape. Two opponents move their pieces on a board of 81 squares. Each player has 20 pieces. They move their pieces in turn and the first one to corner the opponent’s king wins.  New York Shogi Club was established over 30 years ago by a few shogi players living in New York City. Today, the Club has active members of about 20 players, including several Americans, who meet every week to play and enjoy this fascinating game.  They are also active in organizing or participating in the annual U.S. Shogi Championship Tournament, as well as in teaching the game of Shogi to school children in weekend. More information: http://www.nyshogi.com/ If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact JETaaNY@mieinc.net

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