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Replacement of the Challenger to the 29th Ryuou 7-game Title Match

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Published at: 2016-10-12 19:25

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/10/29_13.html

We hereby announce that 9-Dan Hiroyuki Miura will not take part in the 29th Ryuou 7-game Title Match starting at the Tenryu-ji Temple in Kyoto on October 15th & 16th.
According to the regulations, 9-Dan Tadahisa Maruyama, who was Miura's opponent in the challenger deciding match, has been promoted to the challenger, and will play against Ryuou Akira Watanabe.
The Japan Shogi Association decided on October 12th to hold 9-Dan Miura under punitive suspension from all games until December 31st, 2016.
The replacement of the challenger has been also agreed by the sponsoring Yomiuri Newspaper.

【Comment by Chairman Koji Tanigawa
We apologize to the related parties and the shogi fans for causing the troubles and inconveniences. We hope that the title match games will be historically great ones.

【Comment by 9-Dan Tadahisa Maruyama】
Although I do not personally support the decision by the Association, I will do my best when playing this title match of Ryuou Championship, which is the highest ranked tournament in the shogi world.

Translated by Hidetchi