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2017年2月21日 (火)

The excellent board gamer should become a professional shogi player.

Shogi shares similar rules and the same origin with chess. The all legitimate states of shogi is 10 power to 70, those of chess is 10 power to 47, and those of go is 10 power to 170. In short, shogi is more complex than chess and much less complex than go. Certainly, it’s more difficult to learn the rules of shogi than those of chess, however making money is easier for shogi than chess.

The players of shogi are estimated at about 4 million by the Japanese governmental survey. (cf: http://www.stat.go.jp/data/shakai/2011/) The top shogi player earns about 1 million dollars EVERY YEAR. (cf: https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/02/201610.html) Even the rank 10th shogi player earns more than 150,000 dollars. Japan has about the 200 professional shogi players including female pros. Once you become a pro shogi player, you can usually make money enough to live in Tokyo for 20 to 40 years by playing just 10 to 80 matches per year. The rest 300 days of a year without matches? You can do whatever you want. I can’t find trustworthy data about how many chess players and how much top chess players earn, but I’m sure making money by shogi is much more efficient for effort than chess.

However, the pro shogi players are facing a risk of losing their jobs because of computer shogi. Computer shogi has revealed that the pro shogi players are so timid and so stupid that they can’t understand the truth of shogi found by computer. To my surprise, many Japanese people HAVE NOT YET understood that computer surpassed a top pro shogi player about 5 years ago even after computer go defeated a top go player last year. That is this blog topic. I think you can find an eccentric and noteworthy feature of the Japanese people on this blog.

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