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Kio Watanabe Wins First Game of 45th Kio Tournament 5-game Match

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Published at: 2020-02-01 09:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/02/200201_n_result.html?utm_source=rss

The first game of the 45th Kio Tournament five-game match, where 5-Dan Honda Kei is challenging Kio Watanabe Akira, was held at Hokkoku Shimbun Kaikan in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture on February 1. Watanabe beat Honda with 95 moves and gained his first win.

If Watanabe wins the match, he will hold the Kio title for eight cosecutive terms.

The second game will take place at Utsunomiya Grand Hotel in Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture on February 16.

The five-game match of the Kio Tournament will be broadcast live on Niconico Live, Abema TV, the Kio Tournament live reporting website and the Japan Shogi Association’s broadcasting app for smartphones.

Translated by Ayako Ishimoto