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Any cubers who play chess/shogi?

abunickabhi

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I have been playing a lot of chess since 2012, and seriously since the lockdown this year. I have played about 22k games mostly crazyhouse and ultrabullet on lichess and its super fun to explore and experience the super fast scala server (https://lichess.org/@/abunickabhi).

There has been a new site to play shogi too, are there any cubers interested in shogi (https://lishogi.org/@/abunickabhi)

Happy Cubing and chessing!
 

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I play chess but I've never tried playing shogi, I do wish to have someone who can teach me how to play it.
There exists less resources on shogi in the western media, but last week a really good site got released for playing shogi, lishogi.org
It is quite a good place to play tutoring games and learn shogi at various time controls.
 

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Do you watch Agamator ? He covers a bunch of chess stuff and does chess analysis. That's how I improved at chess mostly, although I never got quite good. I may start streaming and could do some lichess if you're interested, maybe if I got good enough I could play you. Also how good are you at Go ?
 

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Yes I do follow agamator, but I prefer powerplaychess review of the games as they are more in depth. Good luck with your streaming. I do stream a bit of chess too, and I have the lichess streaming badge.

About Go, I think I am still 15 kyu, you can challenge me for a game here, https://online-go.com/player/265747/

Also if you want to challenge me on lichess, here is the link, https://lichess.org/@/abunickabhi
 

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Wow, I tried learning shogi, and I have some idea of how it works, but other parts confused me. Can someone explain why I can't put a captured pawn in a line with one of my pawns? Also I can't remember what each piece looks like.
 

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Wow, I tried learning shogi, and I have some idea of how it works, but other parts confused me. Can someone explain why I can't put a captured pawn in a line with one of my pawns? Also I can't remember what each piece looks like.
In shogi, doubled pawns, pawns on the same file, are not allowed, so the position remains open throughout the game unlike chess and ZH. Its just a rule, and I think its a good rule, because pawn fortress won't exist, and other piece types, mostly silver, will be needed in a solid castle.

Getting used to the kanji to identify pieces takes a while, so I use international pieces to see the pieces, its much easier at first, and the transition to kanji can be gradually done.
 

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