An account of professional shogi in Japan (20 million Japanese can
In-depth guide to strategy and openings (plus handicap games).
108 annotated professional game references, including the first 8 title
games outside Japan.
Comparison and brief history of shogi and Western chess - which share the
objective of checkmate, and some similar movement of pieces (kings, rooks,
bishops, knights, pawns).
Captured shogi pieces change sides and can re-enter play, making nearly
every game exciting and decisive!
"My copy of 'TAOS' arrived today. VERY impressive!" (UK shogi
"Moi Aussi! I now know what I'm doing this weekend... we have here the
definitive work on shogi in English for some years to come. Excellent!" (UK
"A super book" (UK shogi player)
"It is a wonderful manual that has taken me into a higher level of
playing" (US shogi player)
"I thought it was fantastic to have handicap theory...this traditional
path of learning...in one place...You often pay a lot more for less with chess
books...a book you can grow into...I am very pleased with 'TAOS'." (Norwegian
"An excellent book..It's a great thing to have in a single book the main
josekis [skilful techniques] explained for even and handicap
games...The games and josekis are meticulously explained. The ideas
behind the moves are explained...I encourage you to read this great book'
(French shogi player)