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Correspondence shogi
nexxogen (1364) 2016-10-31 18:45

I remember seeing something like this being asked before somewhere but I don't know what the answer was.

My question is, will it be too difficult to implement correspondence shogi (maybe as a separate server)? There are very few current options on the internet and they all feature westernized pieces which I find virtually unplayable. The site has standard shogi pieces but only if you install a certain plug in. Also, the time for each move is too long (10 days initially, and if you almost spend it all, you only need play a couple of moves to recharge it to 10 days), so some games can last for months which is ridiculous.

The way correspondence is done on is very good in my opinion. You get to set the time for each move yourself when you make a challenge and also the rating range of your opponents, so you don't get to play against someone much better or much worse. You also have an analysis board where you can play and see the ideas you have in your mind (although this might not be good for improving calculation skills). It's also pretty easy to get engine analysis once the game is over.

I think correspondence is a pretty good way to get better. A lot of us are working from 9 to 5 and then go home to their families, and don't really have time to play long games which are necessary for improvement, so by playing correspondence we can devote a bit of time at work or at home every day to play a move or three. Of course, there's always an issue with cheating, but that issue exists with other time controls as well and is not something that can be avoided.
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6: CouchTomato (950) 2019-02-06 12:03
I completely agree with nexxogen. I don't think comments saying "you can play at XXXX" are very helpful. 81dojo is already the best site with so many features many sites don't have, not to mention your profile and ranking, etc. His suggestion is to make the site even better. Suggesting for him to go elsewhere isn't really the point; if it was a business, then you'd losing business to the other guys that way.

Ideally, it'd be nice if 81dojo could evolve to what has for chess and what (OGS) has for go. Their interfaces are streamlined in the browser, and you have options for both correspondance and realtime games. You can even play correspondance games realtime if both people happen to be there. 81dojo has so many features, but I feel like this is by far the biggest upgrade this site can have.
5: aurelian (941) 2018-10-24 20:13
You can play corespondence shogi on
4: thekiyote (937) 2016-12-21 22:31
I'd like to also say correspondence shogi would be an awesome feature for 81dojo to have!  I am very busy with work, and would like to play as a break, and full games are just too long.
3: DoubleU (677) 2016-12-18 07:17
There's also if you want.
2: nexxogen (1364) 2016-11-04 04:03

Thank you for your answer but I already know of that website, and as I said, it uses westernized pieces that I find completely unplayable, and can't stand. The website is also very outdated and unpleasant. I'm not interested in other websites. I'm interested in 81dojo having correspondence option, since it is by far the best shogi playing site out there, and as a programmer myself, I don't think it would require too much new code to implement.
1: ramalam (1141) 2016-11-04 03:02
Hi ,

I think you should try this site :

There are many different time limits available.

This is 81Dojo's web system for account and data management. The entrance to the shogi app can be found in the main site at