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Honda Kei 5-Dan Beats Watanabe Kio to Gain His First Win in 45th Kio 5-game Match

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Published at: 2020-02-16 09:15

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/02/200216_n_result_01.html?utm_source=rss

The second game of the 45th Kio Tournament five-game match, where Honda Kei 5-Dan is challenging Watanabe Akira Kio, was held at Utsunomiya Grand Hotel in Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture on February 16. Honda beat Watanabe in 97 moves and gained his first win.

If Honda wins the match, he will be the Kio for the first time, and the Kio will be his first title.

The third game will take place at Niigata Grand Hotel in Niigata, Niigata prefecture on March 1.

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