Pawn Sampler

Late retired pro-shogi player Jiro Kato (加藤治郎 九段) was known for his wit of naming shogi systems and tactics. He is also known for cataloging the usage of pawn pieces. His three volume books, 'Shogi wa fu kara" (将棋は歩から literal translation ->Shogi start with pawn) contains wealth of source for shogi tactics. Master Kato started writing them in 1940. After failed publishing attempt in 1948 (after publishing the first two books, the original document was lost for volume 3 ) the three volume books has been finally re-written and published during 1965 - 1970. These books are still in print. (unfortunately in Japanese only)

Contained in the board are some of those pawn tactics that master Kato named. Enjoy and be amazed.

Introduction
Introducing pawn technique
This is a parttial board to show how to use a pawn (yes you have only one pawn) to attack mino gakoi castle, from top. -Click the board to start
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Relaying Pawn, or Tsugi-fu (継ぎ歩) example 1
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Relaying Pawn, or Tsugi-fu (継ぎ歩) example 2
Here is another way of using tsugi-fu
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Relaying Pawn, or Tsugi-fu (継ぎ歩) example 3
From same position as previous example, different tsugifu technique
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Relaying Pawn, or Tsugi-fu (継ぎ歩) example 3
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Relaying Pawn, or Tsugi-fu (継ぎ歩) example 5
Afraid you are on defensive? Think again.
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Relaying Pawn, or Tsugi-fu (継ぎ歩) example 6
Continuing from previous example. What happens if White did not take your pawn at 2四...
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Relaying Pawn, or Tsugi-fu (継ぎ歩) example 7
This example shows how tsugi-fu can help your silver advance.
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Relaying Pawn, or Tsugi-fu (継ぎ歩) example 8
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Relaying Pawn, or Tsugi-fu (継ぎ歩) example 9
Another way of attack, again using tsugi-fu technique.

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