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Cannon Shogi and Cannon Chess. Played on a 9x9 Shogi board, feature various types of 'Cannon' pieces. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
dead dead wrote on Fri, May 17, 2019 05:48 PM UTC:

Combine Cannon Shogi with Okisaki Shogi on a checkered board and you've combined European, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cheeses into one chess.

Charles Gilman wrote on Mon, May 10, 2010 06:23 AM UTC:
The pieces decsribed in the previous comment have not, as far as I know, been used in a game, but a description has already been in place for some years in my piece article Man and Beast 06: The Heavy Brigade. This is the definition of 'beatified' versions of the standard linepieces, (as opposed to 'canonised' for the more familiar other way round).

Daniil Frolov wrote on Sun, May 9, 2010 02:44 PM UTC:
It seems logical to add 2 more types of cannons: captures as rook/bishop, but moves without capturing as Korean pao/vao. However, i don't remember any game, wich uses such pieces, altrough it's pretty simple idea... If there was no such piece before (and, most probably, it was, but not well-known), i'v invented new pieces...

Jonathan Rutherford wrote on Tue, Aug 7, 2007 03:49 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Truthfully, I enjoy shogi far more than Xiang Qi, but I've always felt that the latter did have an advantage with its very interesting cannons. 'If only shogi had incorporated such a marvelous piece into its beautiful system,' I thought. I'm glad to see that someone did exactly that. I am interested to see what sort of game would emerge if the use of cannons was scaled down so they didn't dominate the field so much; something perhaps replacing the rook and bishop, or perhaps paralleling them. Would the resulting game still retain more of a normal shogi flavor with the added excitement of cannons?

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