About this site
This site is about getting better on Shogi play. I see so many people, who started playing in Kurnik (Now PlayOK), just start playing without any knowledge of various openings or basic techniques for game closings. Knowledge of Chess helps, but due to unique nature of Shogi, there are basic techniques that you should know. This will dramatically improve your chance of playing better games. So look around and learn how to play this fantastic board game in more enjoyable way.

I am a Japanese native living in the United States for more than 30 years. I have one of those green cards with permanent residency status. When I lived in Japan, (that was a long time ago indeed) playing Shogi was one of my hobby.

I haven't played it for a long time until I discovered PlayOK boardgame site. When I saw some people didn't seem to have a clue as how to play this game, I decided to start this site

I hold a bachelor's degree in Electrical engineering and works as an engineering manager in fairly large size organization located in mid-east USA.

I have many hobbies. My current interests include the following

  • Playing Shogi (of course!)
  • learning Web page creation
    • CSS Styling
    • Javascript
    • PHP scripting
    • Web Site creation using ModX
    • Web page editing using MS-office SharePoint Service
  • Programming with Delphi/Turbo Pascal (Now lazarus/free Pascal). Finally moved into C#. despite C connotation, this language feels very much Pascal
  • Tinkering with electronics (Arduino , Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone etc.,)
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Skiing

Maybe I have too many things on my plate. I have not done much work on this site after 2014. There are some broken links. (which shows how fluid web world really is.) Updating and Overhauling this site to more modern look is one of my to do items though.

This page was originally created 12 years, 8 months ago and last updated 5 years, 7 months ago