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Movement Principle – the Rules of Shogi (Japanese Chess)

Posted: 02/03/2019 Updated:

Kyosuke
Let's learn the movement principle of shogi!
Ayumi
The basic rule of shogi is the alomost same as the rule of chess.

This post describes movement rule of shogi.

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A Player cannot Move a Piece to a Square Another Piece of the Player is on

A king can move to an adjacent square in any directions as shown in the lower figure.

Fig1. Move of the King

Fig1. Move of the King

 

However, a player cannot move the piece to a square another piece of the player is on as shown in the lower figure.

Fig2. A piece cannot move to a square another piece is on

Fig2. A piece cannot move to a square another piece is on

 

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A Player can Move a Piece to a Square a Piece of the other Player is on

A player can move a piece to a square a piece of the other player is on. Then the player captures the piece of the other player. The captured piece is removed from the board and is placed on the capturing player's piece stand. A captured piece is called "piece(s) in hand"

As shown in the lower figure, the king can move to an adjacent square in any directions, though other pieces are next to the king.

Fig3. The king can move in any direction

Fig3. The king can move in any direction

Then, if the king moves one square straight backward as shown in the lower figure, the lance is captured and moves to the piece stand. The lance is retained in hand.

Fig4. How to capture a piece

Fig4. How to capture a piece

 

Can a Piece Jump over Another Piece?

In Case of a Rook, a Bishop or a Lance

A rook, a bishop or a lance cannot jump over anothor piece as shown in the lower figures.

Fig5.1. Move of a Rook

Fig5.1. Move of a Rook

Fig5.2. Move of a Bishop

Fig5.2. Move of a Bishop

Fig5.3. Move of a Lance

Fig5.3. Move of a Lance

 

In Case of a Knight

A knight can jump over other pieces as shown in the lower figure. The knight is the only piece that ignores other pieces on the way to its destination.

Fig6. A knight can jump over another piece

Fig6. A knight can jump over another piece

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