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New Professional 4-Dan Player

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Published at: 2016-03-05 19:55

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/03/post_1362.html

Round 17 and 18 of the 58th Shouri-kai 3-Dan League (October 2015 ~ March 2016) was played today, and 3-Dan Junpei Ide decided his promotion to 4-Dan with the game count of 12 wins and 6 losses.
3-Dan Ide will be promoted to 4-Dan on April 1st 2016, together with 3-Dan Ryuma Tonari who decided his promotion on February 21st (final game count: 14 wins 4 losses).
The 3rd place was taken by 3-Dan Daichi Sasaki with 12 wins 6 losses. 3-Dan Sasaki has finished 3rd for the second time following the 55th Shourei-kai 3-Dan League (April 2014 ~ September 2014), obtaining the right to enter Free Class based on the regulation.

Ryuma Tonari, professional player ID = 304

都成竜馬新四段

Date of birth
January 17th 1990 (26 years old)
Hometown
Miyazaki-city, Miyazaki
Currently resides in
Fukushima-ward, Osaka
Pupil of
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
Comment
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.

Junpei Ide, professional player ID = 305

井出隼平四段

Date of birth
May 3rd, 1991 (24 years old)
Home town
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Currently resides in
Suginami-ward, Tokyo
Pupil of
9-Dan Noboru Tamura
Enrollment to Shourei-kai
September 2003
Enrollment to 3-Dan League
October 2009 (since the 46th Shourei-kai 3-Dan League)
Favorite strategy
4th-file Rook
Background of starting playing shogi
Being taught by his father
Comment
I came up to 3-Dan relatively quickly, but I had to play in 3-Dan League for such long time that I cannot tell how long it was. I just feel surprised myself at the promotion to 4-Dan. I will keep trying hard so I can appear in a title match.
Translated by Hidetchi