OK, I've never really played much chess, but shogi is more appealing to me. Now my question is, how does capturing work? Like what piece can capture what? I've tried online and some pieces can capture what others can't. So is there some rule on it?

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    It's a great game. Superb, in fact. To make this on topic, while I was playing chess, I learned Shogi and got sort of obsessed with it. My chess rating went up by 50 points. I attribute this to learning new ways to think about chess; the games are similar.
    – Tony Ennis
    Apr 28, 2014 at 23:07
  • Unrelated...but interesting- Kasparov once almost beat a 3 dan Shogi player. en.chessbase.com/post/garry-kasparov-taking-up-shogi- Apr 29, 2014 at 14:34

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I'm not sure what you're referring to. In shogi, any piece can capture any opposing piece, there are no restrictions like what you're speaking of. Be aware that all pieces capture the same way they move, though. There's no such thing as moving in one way and capturing in another (like the chess pawn, moving forward and capturing diagonally). See the Wikipedia shogi page for a full set of rules. If you have a more specific example of what you're wondering about, please post it.

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