HABU'S WORDS by Yoshiharu Habu, translated by Yamato Takahashi and Tony Hosking
First 7 Crowns professional title holder Yoshiharu Habu gives in-depth commentary to shogi games by players outside Japan.
Improve your shogi by listening to Habu's Words!
About Habu's Words:
In this book Mr Habu's clear and penetrating insight reveals how to think like a professional player. Each game given has been carefully chosen by him to illustrate an important theme of shogi thinking, namely:
Make a plan
Advancing a piece behind a pawn
The moment to engage an enemy piece
A vanguard pawn
The main battleground
Developing attack through exchanges
How to continue the attack
The games selected are by players (with grades ranging from 15-kyu to 5-dan) from various countries around the world - Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Thailand, USA. By studying Habu's Words the amateur player can step up from one level of play to the next.
"If you read this book and find a new appeal of shogi, or it helps your improvement, this would give me great pleasure as an author." - Yoshiharu Habu