Tsume Puzzles for Japanese Chess: Introduction to Shogi Mating Riddles

Tsume Puzzles for Japanese Chess: Introduction to Shogi Mating Riddles

by T. Gene Davis


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Centuries before sudoku, crossword puzzles, or word searches challenged Western minds, Japanese military and royalty were creating and enjoying tsume puzzles. Tsume puzzles are mating puzzles for shogi (Japanese chess.) Shogi's history dates back 1000 years with archeological evidence that shogi existed in Japan at least by the 11th century. Some of the greatest know tsume puzzle books date back several centuries. Tsume puzzles have a long and honored tradition.

Tsume are widely recognized to improve shogi skills. Tsume are also fun puzzles that anyone can enjoy. Whether your interest is in improving your shogi game, or just solving puzzles, this book provides many hours of entertaining shogi riddles.

In this book you will find:
* A complete introduction with rules of tsume puzzles and shogi rules that apply
* Over 200 tsume puzzles of varying difficulty
* Puzzles ranging from one move to thirteen moves
* Solutions
* Explanatory notes to many solutions
* A quick reference section for those new to tsume and shogi

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463690557
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/07/2011
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 815,081
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Gene is the author of two computer programming books, a poetry book, and a book of tsume puzzles. He attended the University of Utah where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English. He has spent the last few decades working as a graphic designer, web designer, editor, computer programmer, and author.

T. Gene Davis learned to play shogi from a roommate while living on Oahu in Hawaii in the early 1990's. He has been a devoted fan of the game ever since.

Gene maintains the Daily Tsume Puzzle at japanesechess.net. He provides shogi information, shogi board PDFs, and a shogi applet at japanesechess.org. He also writes and maintains the Shogi: Samurai Chess computer program at genedavissoftware.com.

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