All about shogi at

81 Square Universe Forum

Sponsored by

The portal to the wonderful world of shogi.


トーマス &

Print      Feed 

Last updated

16 Aug 2015
8:36 am


  • Ratings and tournament results updated (Aug 16, 2015)

    A new preliminary rating list as of August 9th is available. The most recent tournament results ranging from July to early August are also available.

  • Karolina Styczynska joins professional ranks (Jul 3, 2015)

    As the first non-Japanese ever, Ms. Karolina Styczynska from Poland has managed to join the ranks of the professional Lady's shogi players. Congratulations!

    Links (in English):
    Kyodo News - Polish Styczynska to be 1st foreign female "shogi" player
    The Mainichi - Polish woman comes one step closer to becoming pro shogi player
    Japan Real Time - Japan Shogi Association to Train Foreign Woman for First Time
    The Japan Times - Polish woman becomes shogi queen in rare move for foreigner
    The Mainichi - Pole 1st foreign woman to reach shogi 3 kyu

  • ESC/WOSC 2015 (May 15, 2015)

    This year's ESC/WOSC will take place August 20 - 23, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic at Hotel Olympik ****.

    The Organization Committee has now started to launch the official website,
    providing a detailed schedule and other information.
    If you have any questions regarding accommodation, transport, etc. please contact Jan Mazuch.

    Championship regulations
    Facebook event

  • Karolina Styczynska is the new European Champion 2014! (Jul 27, 2014)

    From 17th to 20th July 2014 the ESC/WOSC took place in Budapest (Hungary). 78 players from 18 countries participated in the WOSC. Special guests in Budapest were professional players Hirotaka Nozuki 7-dan and Akira Nishio 6-dan sent by the Japan Shogi Association. Also joining the event were Shohei Takada 6-dan and Madoka Kitao Joryuu 2-dan.

    Karolina Styczynska managed to become the first female player to win the European Championship. Runner up was Marco Dietmayer , followed by Jean Fortin .

    The WOSC was also won by Karolina Styczynska with 8 out of 9 thanks to a better SOS-score, ahead of Makoto Kawato . On third place finished Thomas Leiter , followed by Tomoya Mizogami , Simon Meuller , Marco Dietmayer and Yasuyuki Okamura , who all scored 7 points.

    The blitz tournament was won by Makoto Kawato ahead of Thomas Leiter and Jean Fortin . The professional guests also participated in the blitz tournament giving handicaps, however their ranking in the table was not taken into account.

    As a side event a team tournament (3 players per team) took place. The team tournament was won by team Japan ahead of Austria I and Hungary I.

    Results can be found on the tournament results page and on Facebook. The kifu of the ESC finale can be downloaded here.