♕ Japanese Chess (Shogi) Rules ♚
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Basic Summary of Japanese Chess Rules.
by Elliott Gibson
Shogi is the Japanese version of traditional Iranian Chess. One major
distinguishing feature is that captured pieces can be re-entered onto the
board for the opposite side.
Rules for the Japanese King
The following are the rules for the King:
- Can move one square at a time in any direction diagonally or
horizontally onto an unoccupied square.
Rules for the Gold General
The Gold General can move one space in one of 6 directions -
forwards, diagonally forwards, sideways or backwards.
This piece can move one space in one of 5 directions -
forwards, diagonally forwards or diagonally backwards
The Knight can move two squares forwards and then one square sideways. It is
the only piece that can jump over other pieces.
Can move any number of spaces forwards.
Can move any number of spaces orthogonally.
Can move any number of spaces diagonally and cannot jump over any piece.
Move one square forward only.
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