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Hello, from the USA
a_chris_1 (1549) 2019-04-15 14:12
Hi, I have known about shogi for many years from hidetchi's youtube videos, but I have only just started playing. I like to play igo as well, but I find shogi fascinating.

Hope to make good friends here! And actually win a shogi game someday too, haha
3: jtt96 (1129) ☗2☗0☗62020-08-10 07:02
Welcome! I play go as well, though I am in a 1-2 stone slump right now, and have been revisiting Shogi.

I've found that tsumeshogi were very helpful in getting me past the hurdle of feeling like I was just moving pieces hoping the opponent mated themselves. Once you have a basic understanding of how to force mates, the entire rest of the game starts to coalesce in your mind, I think.
2: mrbressette (919) 2019-05-17 01:14
I just started playing the other day as well. I have been playing western chess all my life so having some difficulty utilizing some of shogi's mechanics. 
1: ramalam (1187) 2019-04-19 19:06
Hi @_Chris ,
If you've seem much of hidetchi's videos I'm sure you will win plenty of games!Maybe we can have a game , or two sometime.
All the best .