In shogi, the Tonari opening (都成流 tonari-ryū) is a new Ranging Rook surprise opening that was invented by professional Ryūma Tonari.
Shogi, also known as Japanese chess or the Game of Generals, is a two-player strategy board game native to Japan in the same family as chess, makruk, shatranj, janggi and xiangqi, and is the most popular chess variant in Japan. Shōgi means general's board game.
Ranging Rook or Swinging Rook openings in shogi position the rook to the center or left of the player's board to support an attack there.
A shogi opening is the sequence of initial moves of a shogi game before the middle game. The more general Japanese term for the beginning of the game is 序盤 joban.
It was presented on the 囲碁・将棋チャンネル (Go/Shogi Channel) by professional player Tetsurō Itodani.
Tetsurō Itodani is a Japanese professional shogi player, ranked 8-dan and former Ryūō title holder.
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Computer shogi is a field of artificial intelligence concerned with the creation of computer programs which can play shogi. The research and development of shogi software has been carried out mainly by freelance programmers, university research groups and private companies. By 2017, the strongest programs were outperforming the strongest human players.
Shogi, like western chess, can be divided into the opening, middle game and endgame, each requiring a different strategy. The opening consists of arranging one's defenses and positioning for attack, the middle game consists of attempting to break through the opposing defenses while maintaining one's own, and the endgame starts when one side's defenses have been compromised.
My Neighbor Seki is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takuma Morishige. The series follows a girl named Rumi Yokoi who is constantly distracted by her neighboring classmate, Toshinari Seki, as he indulges in elaborate hobbies and somehow never gets caught in the process. Originally published as a one-shot in 2010, it started serialization in the November 2010 issue of Media Factory's Comic Flapper magazine. Vertical publishes the manga in North America. An original video animation by Shin-Ei Animation was released bundled with the limited edition of the manga's fifth volume on January 4, 2014, and a 21-episode television series adaptation aired in Japan between January and May 2014.
In shogi, Opposing Rook is a class of Ranging Rook openings in which the player's rook swings over to the second file if played by White or the eighth file if played by Black.
In shōgi, a handicap game is a game setup used between players of disparate strengths, in which one or more pieces are removed from the stronger player's side.
In shogi, Fourth File Rook is a class of Ranging Rook openings in which the rook is initially positioned on the fourth file if played by White or the sixth file if played by Black.
The Double Yagura or Double Fortress is an opening in which both players construct Yagura formations.
In shogi, the Pac-Man is a trap opening.
In shogi, the Bishop Head Pawn or Bishop's Head Pawn Push is a surprise opening.
The Wrong Diagonal Bishop or Parallel-Diagonal Bishop is a shogi opening characterized by a bishop trade followed by dropping the bishop in hand on the 45 square if played by Black or the 65 square if played by White.
In shogi, Sakata Opposing Rook is an Opposing Rook opening.
The 6-Piece handicap in shogi has both of White's major pieces, the rook and the bishop, removed as well as their lances and knights. Thus, White is left with pawns, golds, and silvers.
The 4-Piece handicap in shogi has both of White's major pieces, the rook (飛) and the bishop (角), removed as well as their lances (香). Thus, White is left with pawns, golds, silvers, and knights.
In shogi, 1... R-32 is a Third File Rook opening in which White's rook is positioned on the 32 square on White's first move.
Hifumi Katō is a retired Japanese professional shogi player who achieved the rank of 9-dan.
Taichi Nakamura is a Japanese professional shogi player, ranked 7-dan. He is a former holder of the Ōza title.
Ryūma Tonari is a Japanese professional shogi player ranked 5-dan.
Ryūma, Ryuma or Ryuuma is a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include: