1000 Years of Shogi History

Shogi Kinder

Shogi, the Japanese cousin of Western Chess, is booming in Japan. Professional players enjoy high social status and the game is a popular pastime all over the country. Matches for the major titles enjoy the attention of all major media and millions of people follow the games of the 19 years old prodigy Fujii Sōta. 

In a new working paper Prof. Dr. Frank Rövekamp explores the historical background of shogi and the evolvement of professional shogi up to the present day.