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Promotion Regulations Changed (Conditions of 8-Dan Promotion)

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Published at: 2018-05-22 08:45

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/05/post_1694.html?utm_source=rss

The regulations of 8-Dan promotion will be partly changed. The changed part is as follows. The enforcement of this change will take place on June 1, 2018. We thank you for your understanding.

【Promotion Regulations of the Japan Shogi Association】

Conditions of 8-Dan Promotion
BEFORE
Acquiring Ryuo title for the first time
Promotion to A-class of Ranking League (Jun'isen)
190 wins in official games after becoming 7-Dan
AFTER
Acquiring Ryuo title for the first time
Promotion to A-class of Ranking League (Jun'isen)
Acquiring major title of the second time
190 wins in official games after becoming 7-Dan

[End of note]

Translated by Hidetchi

Ladies 3-Dan Ueda Hatsumi Promoted to Ladies 4-Dan

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Published at: 2018-05-22 07:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/05/post_1693.html?utm_source=rss

上田初美女流四段Ladies 3-Dan Ueda Hatsumi has been promoted to Ladies 4-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
May 21, 2018
Game
45th Okada Art Museum Cup, Ladies Meijin Tournament, Final League
(opponent: Ladies 1-Dan Yamane Kotomi)
Reason of promotion
By number of games won (120 wins after becoming Ladies 3-Dan)
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6-Dan Fujii Sota Promoted to 7-Dan

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Published at: 2018-05-18 14:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/05/post_1691.html?utm_source=rss

藤井聡太

6-Dan Fujii Souta has been promoted to 7-Dan by being upgraded to Class 4 of Ryuo Tournament, winning a game against 6-Dan Funae Kohei in the semi-finals of Class 5 of Ranking Tournament in 31st Ryuo Tournament.

His promotion is because of "two consecutive upgrade in Ryuo Ranking Tournament". He reached 7-Dan at the age of 15 years and 9 months, which is 18 months shorter than the so far youngest record of 17 years and 3 months achieved by 9-Dan Kato Hifumi.

Link to the promotion regulations (in Japanese)

Fujii was promoted to 5-Dan in February by being upgraded in the Ranking League (Jun'isen), winning all games in C2-class of the 76 Ranking League. As shortly as 16 days after that, he received promotion to 6-Dan by winning the championship in the 11th Asahi Cup Shogi Open. This time he was promoted for the third time this year.

Date of promotion
May 18, 2018
Game
31st Ryuo Tournament, Ranking Tournament Class 5
(opponent: 6-Dan Funae Kohei)
Reason of promotion
Two consecutive upgrade in Ryuo Ranking Tournament

Comments from players

佐藤康光

JSA Chairman and 9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu
Congratulations for achieving the youngest record of 7-Dan promotion. Thinking of the fact that he was still 4-Dan at the beginning of the year, I am very surprised by the unprecedented speed. Even the games he played were also perfect. It is just great. I look forward to his further progress.

羽生善治

Ryuo Habu Yoshiharu
I am very surprised at his speed of being upgraded, becoming 7-Dan only 3 months after the promotion to 6-Dan in February.
His playing style in the games is such that he makes active moves, and is even improving. I look forward to his further progress.

杉本昌隆

Fujii's Master and 7-Dan Sugimoto Masataka
I admire his 3-time promotion in a year. I pay my respect to this strong player, who keeps making achievements.
It is a great joy for the master to have his pupil catch up to the same rank. I do not have any mixed feeling at all.

加藤一二三

9-Dan Kato Hifumi
I heartily congratulate him on his rapid advancement and the youngest and quickest 7-Dan promotion in history. It is just amazing that he entered high-Dan region as early as in 15 years old. I am looking forward to seeing the never-before-seen things he will show to us in future, with his peerless talent, full spirit of exploration, and ceaseless passion.
Translated by Hidetchi

Ladies 1-kyu Iino Ai Promoted to Ladies 1-Dan

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Published at: 2018-04-03 00:50

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/04/1_38.html?utm_source=rss

飯野愛女流初段Ladies 1-kyu Iino Ai (31 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 1-Dan, fulfilling the criteria in her game results as described below.

Date of promotion
April 1, 2018
Results
Year 2017: 14 games 8 wins 6 losses (winning rate 0.571)
Reason of promotion
Annual winning rate over 50% (at least 7 wins) after becoming Ladies 1-kyu
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Players Moving Out to Free-class in 2018

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Published at: 2018-03-30 09:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/03/2018_1.html?utm_source=rss

The players who move out to Free-class in 2018 are as follows.

9-Dan Kobayashi Kenji
8-Dan Kanzaki Kenji

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4-Dan Tonari Ryuuma Promoted to 5-Dan

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Published at: 2018-03-16 04:50

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/03/post_1661.html?utm_source=rss

都成竜馬五段4-Dan Tonari Ryuuma (28 years old) has been promoted to 5-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
March 15, 2018
Game
76th Ranking League (Jun'i-sen), C2-class
(opponet: 4-Dan Sugimoto Kazuo)
Reason of promotion
Being upgraded C1-class of Ranking League
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Ladies 2-kyu Takedomi Rei Promoted to Ladies 1-Dan

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Published at: 2018-03-12 03:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/03/2_38.html?utm_source=rss

武富礼衣女流初段Ladies 2-kyu Takedomi Rei (18 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 1-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
March 9, 2018
Game
45th Okada Art Museum Cup, Ladies Meijin Tournament, Qualify Round
(opponent: Ladies 2-kyu Odaka Sakiko)
Reason of promotion
Entering the Ladies Meijin League
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New 4-Dan Players

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Published at: 2018-03-04 10:40

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/03/post_1657.html?utm_source=rss

3-Dan Hasebe Kohei and 3-Dan Ikenaga Takashi decided their promotion to 4-Dan in Round 18 of the 62th Shoreikai 3-Dan League (October 2017 to March 2018) held on March 4th in Tokyo Shogi Kaikan. Final results are 14 wins 4 losses for both Hasebe and Ikenaga. Their promotion date will be April 1, 2018. The third player was 3-Dan Hattori Shin'ichiro, also with 14 wins 4 losses.

長谷部浩平四段と池永天志四段

Hasebe Kohei, Professional Player ID 313

長谷部浩平四段

Date of birth
Apr. 15, 1994 (23 years old)
Hometown
Oyama city, Tochigi prefecture
Currently resides in
Oyama city, Tochigi prefecture
Master
6-Dan Ohira Takehiro
Enrollment in Shoreikai
March 2007
Enrollment in 3-Dan League
April 2016 (from 59th term)
Favorite strategy
Free-style Static Rook strategies
Hobby
Watching baseball games
How he started playing shogi
Taught by father at the age of five
Comment
"I do not feel my promotion is real yet. I think I was always the 1st in the ranking, but I feel like I was always in difficult situation, as there were so many difficult games for me.
Not to mention playing hard as a professional shogi player, I also want to work hard on promoting shogi in my hometown, as I am the first professional player from Tochigi prefecture in the post-war era."

Ikenaga Takashi, Professional Player ID 314

池永天志四段

Date of birth
Apr. 20, 1993 (24 years old)
Hometown
Osaka city, Osaka prefecture
Currently resides in
Osaka city, Osaka prefecture
Master
9-Dan Kobayashi Kenji
Enrollment in Shoreikai
September 2006
Enrollment in 3-Dan League
April 2010 (from 47th term)
Favorite strategy
Yagura
Hobby
Reading books
How he started playing shogi
Father bought him a shogi book when he was 1st grade of elementary school
Comment
"The first thought was that I felt relieved. I think I could play even better than my real strength in this term's 3-Dan League. I have not made a clear target yet, but I want to work hard so I can exceed the results and records of my master, 9-Dan Kobayashi, as many times as possible."
Translated by Hidetchi

5-Dan Toyama Yusuke Promoted to 6-Dan

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Published at: 2018-02-23 08:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/02/post_1654.html?utm_source=rss

遠山雄亮六段5-Dan Toyama Yusuke (38 years old) has been promoted to 6-Dan, fulfilling the criteria in his game results.

Date of promotion
February 23, 2018
Reason of promotion
120 win in official games after becoming 5-Dan
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6-Dan Okazaki Hiroshi Promoted to 7-Dan

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Published at: 2018-02-20 07:30

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/02/502018219.html?utm_source=rss

岡崎洋七段6-Dan Okazaki Hiroshi (50 years old) has been promoted to 7-Dan on February 19, 2018, fulfilling the criteria in his game results.

Translated by Hidetchi