A question about illegal moves in japanese tournament games
I have a question about illegal moves in japanese amateur shogitournaments: It is prohibeted for spectators to give hints about illegal moves to the players? I know in european shogitournamets, it is prohibited.
At least in some of the major Japanese amateur shogi tournaments, it is prohibited for spectators to give hints about illegal moves to the players. Each organizer decides this. The rules on the 81Dojo page is for pro games.
Related to this page: http://81dojo.com/documents/Rules_and_Manners_of_Shogi#Voluntary_Advice_by_Third_Person
"Any third person (e.g. spectators) must not give any advice to players.
However, he/she does have the right to point out any forced game end when it is clear, such as illegal move and time-up, etc. It should then be followed by both players' confirmation to decide the result of the game."