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New 4-Dan Players

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Published at: 2017-09-09 10:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/09/post_1589.html?utm_source=rss

In the 18th games of the 61th Shoureikai 3-Dan League (April 2017 ~ September 2017), played on September 9th in Shogi Kaikan, Tokyo, 3-Dan Saito Asuto and 3-Dan Komori Yuta decided their promotion to 4-Dan. Final results are 14 wins 4 losses for Saito, and 12 wins 6 losses for Komori. Their promotion date will be October 1st, 2017.
The third player was 3-Dan Kai Hyuga, with 12 wins 6 losses.

斎藤四段・古森四段

Saito Asuto, professional player ID 311

斎藤明日斗新四段

Date of birth
Jul. 17, 1998 (19 years old)
Hometown
Kawasaki city, Kanagawa prefecture
Currently resides in
Kawasaki city, Kanagawa prefecture
Master
8-Dan Miyata Toshio
Enrollment in Shoureikai
September 2010
Enrollment in 3rd-Dan League
October 2015 (from 58th term)
Favorite strategy
Side Pawn Picker variations
Hobby
futsal, swimming
How he started playing shogi
Taught by father before entering elementary school
Comment
"There were times when I could not show my real strength, it was more difficult struggle than I had expected.
I played every single game feeling its importance. I think that is what enabled this good result.
I hope to play a title match someday, and win a title."

Komori Yuta, professional player ID 312

古森悠太新四段

Date of birth
Aug. 20, 1995 (22 years old)
Hometown
Takatsuki city, Osaka prefecture
Currently resides in
Takatsuki city, Osaka prefecture
Master
9-Dan Kobayashi Kenji
Enrollment in Shoureikai
September 2008
Enrollment in 3rd-Dan League
October 2016 (from 60th term)
Favorite strategy
Bishop-exchanged Swinging Rook
Hobby
Karaoke
How he started playing shogi
Taught by grandfather in 2nd grade of elementary school
Comment
"In this term a one-win-one-loss situation continued for some time in the middle, so I felt uneasy. I am relieved now that I can promote.
I want to play games where I play patiently, not giving up easily when the position is bad.
I hope to be involved in title matches."
Translated by Hidetchi