I received a following notice today. For those who are interested in Chu Shogi, the GSCA's site is worthy of visiting.
The German Chu Shogi Association (GCSA) was founded in January 2006 !
As you may know, Chu Shogi is a board game similar to Shogi, the modern
Japanese Chess. Chu Shogi is played with 46 pieces of 21 different types on
a 12x12 board. It has been developed in the 14th century, and at the
beginning of the 20th century it was one of the common shogi variants in
Japan. In today's Japan, it is hardly known even among Shogi players.
Compared with modern Shogi (9x9 board), Chu Shogi has more types of pieces.
There is no option to captured pieces to return to the board. Therefore Chu
Shogi has an entirely different game rhythm.
We have now launched a brand-new website.
You are invited to have a look at http://www.chushogi.de/
You will mainly find:
- many commented Chu Shogi (E, JP, GER) to replay online (!)
- regularly updated information about our events
GCSA's task is to play the game and keep the memory alive. This applies to
other large shogi variants as well. We put our main focus on organising
tournaments, publishing all games we can get, add comments to teach Chu
Shogi and help beginners to increase in strength.
founder members are (in alphabetical order):
Peter Hingley - japanese, translations
Michael Hofmann - translations
Marc Marian - webmaster, contact Nihon Chu Shogi Renmei, japanese
Guenther Mensching - tournament organisation, game comments
with best regards
Guenther, Marc, Michael, Peter