Lesson Ten – additional rules

There are many difficult additional rules of shogi about draw positions. You do not need to worry too much about them for now, if you find them complicated.

  • Repetition of the position 4 times in a draw (called repetition), but if that repetition is all checks, it is lose of the attacking side (infinite checks are illegal).
  • Position where a player cannot make a legal move (in chess called stalemate) in shogi ends in loss of the side without a move.
  • There are special rules for ‘entering king’, but it almost never happen in beginners games, so you can learn them much later.

You have finished Level 1 course! Congratulations!

You are more than ready to play shogi! I officially give you 10-kyu rating!

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