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Watanabe Gains Second Win in 69th Osaka Osho Cup Osho Tournament 7-game Match Third Game

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Published at: 2020-02-09 10:35

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/02/20020809_n_result_01.html?utm_source=rss

The third game of the 69th Osaka Osho Cup Osho Tournament seven-game match, where 8-Dan Hirose Akihito is challenging Osho Watanabe Akira, was held at Hotel Kagetsu in Otawara, Tochigi prefecture on February 8 and 9. Watanabe beat Hirose with 145 moves and gained his second win.

If Watanabe wins two more games and wins the match, he will hold the Osho title for the fourth time.

The fourth game will be held at Hotel Kagetsuen in Ashigarashimo, Kanagawa prefecture on February 20 and 21.

The seven-game match of the Osaka Osho Cup Osho Tournament will be broadcast live on The Mainichi, the Osho Tournament live reporting blog and the Japan Shogi Association’s broadcasting app for smartphones.
The games will also be broadcast live on Shogi Premium (*paid registration required).

Translated by Ayako Ishimoto