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9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu achieves 1000 wins! (Special Shogi Honor Award)

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Published at: 2017-07-29 00:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/07/1000_3.html?utm_source=rss

佐藤康光九段 9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu (47 years old) achieved total 1000 wins in official games (Special Shogi Honor Prize, tokubetsu-shogi-eiyo-sho), winning a game on July 28th against 8-Dan Hirose Akihito in the 76th Ranking League (jun-i-sen)
He is the ninth player in shogi history to achieve 1000 wins, and is ranked 4th in the youngest age to achieve this record, at the age of 47 years and 9 months.

9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu's overall results (as of July 28, 2017)
1598 games (1000 wins - 598 losses)

List of all players who achieved 1000 wins

as of April 21st, 2017
OrderPlayerDate of becoming 4-DanTotal results at the time of achieving 1000 wins
wins - losseswinning rateDate of achievementAge at the timeYears required for the achievement
1 15th Permanent Meijin Oyama Yasuharu* Apr. 1, 1940 1000 - 455 0.687 Apr. 30, 1977 54 years 1 month 37 years 0 month
2 9-Dan Kato Hifumi Aug. 1, 1954 1000 - 671 0.598 Aug. 21, 1989 49 years 7 months 35 years 0 month
3 16th Permanent Meijin Nakahara Makoto Oct. 1, 1965 1000 - 485 0.673 Ja. 10, 1992 44 years 4 months 26 years 3 months
4 Permanent Kisei Yonenaga Kunio* Apr. 1, 1963 1000 - 657 0.604 Dec. 12, 1994 51 years 6 months 31 years 8 months
5 9-Dan Naito Kunio Oct. 1, 1958 1000 - 752 0.571 Sep. 18, 2000 60 years 10 months 41 years 11 months
6 9-Dan Ariyoshi Michio May 15, 1955 1000 - 843 0.543 Mar. 5, 2001 65 years 7 months 45 years 11 months
7 9-Dan Tanigawa Koji Dec. 20, 1976 1000 - 532 0.653 Jul. 13, 2002 40 years 3 months 25 years 6 months
8 3-Crown Habu Yoshiharu Dec. 18, 1985 1000 - 373 0.728 Dec. 20, 2007 37 years 2 months 22 years 0 month
9 9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu Mar. 25, 1987 1000 - 598 0.625 Jul. 28, 2017 47 years 9 months 30 years 3 months

* Deceased
△ Retired

※ Number of total games may be more than the sum of wins and losses because it includes impasse games in title matches.
※ The record of the years required for the achievement may be affected by the frequency of official games, which varies among generations.
※ Years required for the achievement was counted starting from the promotion date to 4-Dan.

Translated by Hidetchi