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 Post subject: Cho Chikun and Watanabe Akira (shogi 9p) playing
Post #1 Posted: Mon May 15, 2023 7:11 am 
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Cho Chikun and Watanabe Akira (shogi 9p) playing simultaneous games of go and shogi. Cho doesn't seem to do too bad (with a 4-piece handicap).

How common is knowledge of the other game in go/shogi professional circles? I remember having seen pictures of Go Seigen and another (go) pro playing shogi together. I also vaguely remember reading about Honinbo Sansa being pretty good at both games.



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Post #2 Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2023 11:25 am 
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Hi Shenoute,

You might find this post by John Fairbairn particularly interesting:
https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.g ... JanmNr2jMJ

The book he referred to, authored by Yonenaga Kunio, can be found at this link:
https://tinyurl.com/yr3nm4e9

I remember reading biographies of Shogi professionals in Shogi World magazines, and most of them were 5 dan in Go.

Just to mention, Takemiya Masaki is a very strong backgammon player, and Nie Weiping plays bridge.


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Post #3 Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2023 12:22 am 
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Thanks, kupus! The post by Jon Fairbairn was a very interesting read.

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Post #4 Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2023 7:15 am 
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The novel Meijin (Master of Go) by Kawabata has many references to the maijin playing shogi with almost anyone he could find. Maybe of interest is the fact that a (professional?) go or shogi player is generically termed kishi.

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