Finally, it is time to update the blog. On 13 September, I go to Japan Club Kuala Lumpur to take part in the shogi festival that held once a year. I have a great time over there, so wish to come again next year. Following is all the photo I taken the whole day. PRESS PICTURE TO ENLARGE
Departure on 7.18am in the morning
On the Star Line LRT
Outside of the Japan Club Kuala Lumpur, well I think the security don like to be in photo.
Good quality of shogi pieces, half elephant trunk made.
Here also include Go chess board
Go chess pieces box
The room where the event take place
A paper that show the event,
big magnetic shogi pieces that use for teaching
Shogi Board that use for teaching
Special kind of shogi word art.
shogi chess board
people playing chess
In the middle of the match
From left, President of Shogi Club in Japan Club Kuala Lumpur, Mr. Yoshiki Nakai. 9-Dan professional shogi player, Kenji Kobayashi. President of JACTIM, Sadao Segi. and a random person,, >.< People playing
Left is Xin Wen 2-Dan Go player, Right is my friend Bih Chien
A Japan family
Ramen special set
unknown set meal
The Legendary Ryou Takehito 1-Dan shogi player, should be the highest ranking of Malaysia players
Winner of the kid chess competition, 2 kids that wear glasses is brother. 1st and 2nd in the competition.
Ryou Takehito, and the right side is 2 kid's father
9-Dan vs 1-Dan
A book that Mr.Kenji Kobayashi show me, a picture that he is 5-Dan player when he is 23 years old
Me with Kenji Kobayashi
Me with Kenji Kobayashi 2
Dinner at sushi king.
In the whole event, there are only 8 Malaysian people. That is Ryou Takehito and his friend, Mr. Yeoh and his family, me and my friend.
Mr. Kenji Kobayashi play with 16 peoples in a row and all the game is finish in one hour, he only lose to 4 of them, and all the game is handicap game. He handicap 6 pieces to all children and about 2 pieces to all adult. I lose to him unfortunately, his combination of all pieces is perfect, it will be unable to win him if you are not going on for an defensive castle. I tell my friend to go for a defensive castle, then he able to stablise his king and Mr. K K resign. He is still an amazing professional player.
How old is Mr. K K in the picture? He is 52 years old. He look so young lol.
The only thing i quite regret is i forget to get the signature from him, lol.
After this event, I will start to train hard on my shogi skill, to be able to go into the world of professional shogi world.