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Naruto Inspires Polish Lady To Kick Shogi Ass



Shogi. It's typically called "Japanese chess". And like chess, it's a board game of strategy—and smarts. To get good, you must spend years playing and studying. 

Polish college student Karolina Styczynska did that on the internet after reading a manga.

The 20 year-old Styczynska first discovered shogi about four years ago while reading a ninja manga Naruto. One of the characters was playing the ancient board game. Intrigued, she studied up on the game and began playing online and reaching the shogi rank of 4-dan.

Recently, she was invited to play a 3-dan pro, female player Sachiko Takamure. Styczynska defeated Takamure, making her the first foreign amatuer to beat a shogi pro.

During the tournament, Styczynska lost to Ryoko Chiba, a female 4-dan player and, thus, did not advance to the next round. Blame bad jutsu.

One of the great things about Japanese manga and anime is that they open up a new world. For Styczynska, it was shogi.

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Tags: anime/animation, japanese culture, manga
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