ShogiHub / News release: New Professional 4-Dan Player

Official News Release

View all news

New Professional 4-Dan Player

Category:News icon jsa

Published at: 2016-02-21 21:30

Original site:

3-Dan Ryuma Tonari won both the 15th and 16th games in the 58th Shourei-kai 3-Dan League (October 2015 ~ March 2016) Kansai-region meeting, resulting in the game count of 14 wins and 2 losses, and decided his promotion to 4-Dan even before the final game. He will be promoted to 4-Dan on April 1st, 2016.

Ryuma Tonari


Date of birth
January 17th 1990 (26 years old)
Miyazaki-city, Miyazaki
Currently resides in
Fukushima-ward, Osaka
9-Dan Koji Tanigawa
Enrollment to Shourei-kai
September 2000
Enrollment to 3-Dan League
October 2007 (since the 42nd Shourei-kai 3-Dan League)
Favorite strategy
Central Rook
Background of starting playing shogi
By seeing his father and elder brother playing
I just concentrated on each of my own games, so I didn't notice I had decided my promotion. I felt the reality only after I reported it to my teacher (9-Dan Koji Tanigawa). I hope I can show the fans good games played with my own style, particularly at a big match like the final of Rookies Tournament that I played before.
Translated by Hidetchi