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New 4-Dan Professionals

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Published at: 2020-09-26 10:35

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/09/post_1949.html?utm_source=rss

On Saturday, September 26th, in the 19th round of the 67th Incentive Association 3-dan league tournament (June 2020 to September 2020) held at Shogi Kaikan in Tokyo, Tomita Seiya 3-Dan was promoted to 4-dan, following Ito Takumi 3-Dan who had already been promoted to 4-Dan. The final result was 15 wins and 3 losses for Ito 3-dan and 14 wins and 4 losses for Tomita 3-dan. The final results were 15 wins and 3 losses for Ito 3-Dan and 14 wins and 4 losses for Tomita 3-Dan.
The runner-up is Koga Yusei 3-Dan with 13 wins and 5 losses. This is the second time for Koga 3-Dan to win the runner-up spot, following the 65th Shoreikai 3-Dan League Tournament (April 2019 to September 2019), and he was qualified to enter the free class according to the regulations and exercised it.
As a result, Ito Takumi, Tomita Seiya, and Koga Yusei will be promoted to 4-Dan from the 3-Dan league. The date of promotion to 4-dan will be October 1, 2020.

Click here for the table of the 67th Shoreikai 3-Dan League Tournament

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Ito Takumi - Badge Number 324

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Birth date
October 10th 2002 (17years old)
Hometown
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Master
Miyata Toshio 8-Dan
Month/Year admitted to enter Shoreikai
September 2013
Month/Year admitted to enter Shoreikai 3-Dan League
April 2018(from the 63th Shoreikai 3-Dan League)
Signature tactics
Double Wing Attack
Hobby
Watching baseball games
Reason he started playing shogi
I learned it from my father when I was five years old.
Comment from Ito Takumi
It is a pity that I lost one match, but I am relieved to have been promoted.

Tomita Seiya - Badge Number 325

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Birth date
February 13th 1996(24 years old)
Hometown
Mita-shi, Hyogo prefecture
Master
Kobayashi Kenji 9-Dan
Month/Year admitted to enter Shoreikai
2007年9月
Month/Year admitted to enter Shoreikai 3-Dan League
April 2013(from the 53th Shoreikai 3-Dan League)
Signature tactics
4th-file Rook
Hobby
Jogging, Talking with people
Reason he started playing shogi
I learned it from my father when I was five years old.
Comment from Seiya Tomita
In today's first game, I made a mistake in the opening and it was a very difficult game. I was about to give up, but I am glad that I was able to turn the game around in the end. I am happy that I managed to get promoted.

Koga Yusei - Badge Number 326

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Birth date
2001年1月1日生まれ(19歳)
Hometown
Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka prefecture
Master
Nakata Isao 8-Dan
Month/Year admitted to enter Shoreikai
September 2011
Month/Year admitted to enter Shoreikai 3-Dan League
October 2017(from the 62th Shoreikai 3-Dan League)
Signature tactics
Static Rook
Hobby
Watching movies
Reason he started playing shogi
I learned it from my grandfather when I was three, four years old.
Comment from Yusei Koga
I thought it would be tough this time since I suffered consecutive defeats in the previous league tournament, but I am glad to have won a lot.
Translated by Miki Suemasa