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Shogi for Absolute Beginners

  • 8 May 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • online by Zoom (see description for the link)


  • Completely free of charge.

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Your are an absolute Shogi beginner? - Join us for a first introduction... 


You always wanted to play Shogi - the ‘Game of Generals’ or ‘the Japanese chess’ but don't know the rules at all?
You wanted to join one of our monthly EJCA Shogi tournaments on, but feel intimidated by the rules and pieces and think it may be too hard?
You were wondering
 how Shogi fares in comparison to Chess, which you already are familiar with?  

The we have you covered - even if you have never played before you can join the fun

Join a brief introductory session hosted by Lénárd and Stefan, where we will go over the rules, the board, movement of pieces and some thoughts what to watch out for when playing as a Newbie.
(Both only got into Shogi recently, and are also still quite the 'Beginners'.)     

This is an “EJCA members and family only”-event, totally free, and it will be live online.



  • Welcome
  • Some basic facts about Shogi
  • The pieces and their movements
  • Special rules: capturing, promotions, 'checkmate',...
  • A first game (in which Lénárd will beat Stefan...)
  • Your questions and comments
  • Looking ahead: upcoming EJCA tournaments, what would you like to see?

What else can you do - after or besides this intro session?

Sign up on our preferred free online platform: Create a free account on the ‘lishogi’ platform at and learn and play for free as much as you like

Join our EJCA team room: Once you have registered a free account on  head over to and click “join the team”, write a short message to us, solve the Shogi captcha and click the blue “JOIN TEAM” button at the bottom of the screen once more -> we will review this and add you to our EJCA Team room, so once the next tournament comes, you are already a step ahead and can join. 

Join our next Shogi tournament: watch the events pages here on, and on the Young Members' Group page for details on when we host the next friendly competition 

Tip 1: If you are fairly new to Shogi, also has some great resources to learn the game ( and excellent videos ( to get started. Recently, puzzles were added as well! Enjoy!

Tip 2: a top rated game is usually streamed live on - so head there to view a game in progress right now. 

If you have more questions (or if you are a Shogi-pro and want to suggest some ways we can learn from you!) don’t hesitate to email and we will be happy to get back to you asap.

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