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Tanigawa Koji 9-Dan ranked 3rd place with his 1325th win

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Published at: 2019-09-13 02:20

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/09/13253.html?utm_source=rss

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Tanigawa Koji 9-Dan (57 years old) notched his 1325th career win at 78th Meijin B1-Class match (Junisen) played on September 12th, winning over Matsuo Ayumu 8-Dan. He surpassed the record of Kato Hifumi 9-Dan (1324 wins, retired), and solely claimed the third place of All-time career wins ranking.

Tanigawa Koji 9-Dan Career statistics (as of Sep. 12th, 2019)
2181 matches, 1325 wins - 853 losses - 3 draws (impasse) (0.608 winning rate)
Career Wins Best 10 (as of Sep. 12th, 2019)
RankPlayer NameNo. of MatchesWin-LossWinning rateDraw
1 Habu Yoshiharu 9-Dan 2041 1443 - 596 0.708 2
2 Oyama Yasuharu 15th Meijin 2216 1433 - 781 0.647 2
3 Tanigawa Koji 9-Dan 2181 1325 -853 0.608 3
4 Kato Hifumi 9-Dan 2505 1324 - 1180 0.529 1
5 Nakahara Makoto 16th Meijin 2093 1308 - 782 0.626 3
6 Naito Kunio 9-Dan 2132 1132 - 1000 0.531 0
7 Yonenaga Kunio Kisei-Eternal 1904 1103 - 800 0.580 1
8 Ariyoshi Michio 9-Dan 2090 1088 - 1002 0.521 0
9 Sato Yasumitsu 9-Dan 1667 1036 - 631 0.621 0
10 Kiriyama Kiyosumi 9-Dan 1934 993 - 941 0.513 0


After the match, Tanigawa 9-Dan said, “I feel a profound sense of achievement to have tied and surpassed Mr. Kato’s record.” He also added, “Instead of looking at my next milestone, I’d rather seek the truth of shogi and enjoy going through the tough games against younger players.”

Translated by HGMotoko