1. Take into account that great clubs and great tournaments involve
2. When you lose a game, don't throw a tantrum.
3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, respect for opponents,
responsibility for all your moves.
4. Remember that not attacking is sometimes a good idea.
5. Learn the principles so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don't let an annoying string of appeals injure a friendship.
7. When you realize you've blundered, take immediate steps to
8. Spend some time studying every day.
9. Study all the openings, but don't let go of your favorites.
10. Remember that silence is good for concentration.
11. Live a good, honorable life. That way you won't get banned.
12. A fun atmosphere in your club is good for bringing in new members.
13. In disputes with opponents, deal only with the TD. Don't make personal attacks.
14. Share your knowledge. But not all of it.
15. Be gentle with other members - we need as many as we can get.
16. Once a year, make a holy shogi pilgrimage to a new tournament.
17. Remember that the best club is one in which the shoglims are open about everything and >always put each other before the nonbelievers
18. Judge your success by your calculations and preparations, not just by the result.
19. Approach shogi and chess with reckless abandon.
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