To win shogi, it is important to judge if the current situation has a way to mate immediately. To train the intuition, every time I finish the game, I open Piyo Shogi app, then see if I missed the opportunity to mate. After that, I use the heat map tool to remember the situation. Repeating this training, I can obtain good “synesthesia“.

What is synesthesia? It is the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body. For example, when some people with this special sense listens to certain sound, it is sensed as certain color. A young female screaming voice is described as a “yellow” yell.

After I mastered the skill to see the final phase as the heat map, I tend to win close games. In the end, I obtained “shodan“ (初段) level!