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Evidence for Tobi Shogi

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1431
Type Ethnography
Location Japan
Date 1913-01-01 - 1913-12-31
Rules 9x9 board. Played with the full complement of Shogi pieces, placed in the first and second rows. All pieces move only one space orthogonally forward or laterally. Pieces capture by hopping over an opponent's piece. The player to capture all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "The ordinary chessboard of 81 squares is used for two other games, each of which is named a variety of chess. In Tobi-shogi (jumping chess), each player arranges his eighteen men, now considered to be all of equal value, upon the first and second rows. Each man can move straight forward or laterally, and captures as in the English game of draughts." Murray 1913: 147.
Confidence 100
Source Murray, H. J. R. 1913. A History of Chess. London: Oxford University Press.

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