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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
Translated by Hidetchi

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
Translated by Hidetchi

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.

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6-Dan Chiba Yukio Promoted to 7-Dan

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Published at: 2018-02-07 12:55

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/02/post_1649.html?utm_source=rss

千葉幸生七段6-Dan Chiba Sakio (38 years old) has been promoted to 7-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
February 6, 2018
Game
76th Ranking League (Jun'i-sen), C1-class
(opponent: 6-Dan Katagami Daisuke)
Reason of promotion
By number of games won (150 wins in official games after becoming 6-Dan)
Translated by Hidetchi

9-Dan Shima Akira Achieves 800 Wins (Shogi Honor Fighting-spirit Award)

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Published at: 2018-02-07 12:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/02/800_6.html?utm_source=rss

島朗九段9-Dan Shima Akira (54 years old) won a game against 5-Dan Kadokura Keita in C1-class of the 76th Ranking League (Jun'i-sen) played on February 6th in Tokyo Shogi Kaikan, becoming the 21st player to achieve 800 total wins in official games (Shogi-eiyo-kanto-sho, or Shogi Honor Fighting-spirit Award).

9-Dan Shima Akira's career results (as of February 6th, 2018)
1471 games, 800 wins 670 losses 1 impasse, winning rate 0.544
Translated by Hidetchi

2017 Top 10 Prize and Game Money Ranking

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Published at: 2018-02-06 06:05

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/02/201710.html?utm_source=rss

"Top 10 Annual Prize & Game Money Ranking" resulted as follows.

2017 Top 10 Prize & Game Money Ranking

From Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017
(In parentheses are numbers of 2016 / Unit is 1,000 JPY)
Rank Name Amount Previous year's rank
1 Kio Watanabe Akira 75,340 (73,900) 2
2 Meijin Sato Amahiko 72,550 (57,220) 3
3 Ryuo Habu Yoshiharu 50,700 (91,500) 1
4 Osho Kubo Toshiaki 30,190 (16,650) 12
5 9-Dan Maruyama Tadahisa 29,080 (22,100) 8
6 8-Dan Inaba Akira 28,010 (14,230) 19
7 Oi Sugai Tatsuya 23,630 (9,580) 27
8 Oza Nakamura Taichi 21,440 (7,180) 36
9 8-Dan Matsuo Ayumu 19,850 (10,670) 23
10 9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu 19,670 (16,020) 14

【Note】

  • Kio Watanabe Akira took the 1st place for the first time in 4 years.
  • In Ladies tournaments, Ladies 5-crown Satomi Kana took the 1st place.
Translated by Hidetchi

8-Dan Namekata Hisashi Achieves 600 Wins (Shogi Honor Award)

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Published at: 2018-01-30 03:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/01/600_11.html?utm_source=rss

行方尚史八段8-Dan Namekata Hisashi (44 years old) won a game against 7-Dan Murayama Yasuaki in the 2nd qualify round of the 89th Kisei Tournament (sponsored by Sankei Newspaper) held on January 29th in Tokyo Shogi Kaikan, becoming the 52nd player to achieve 600 total wins in official games (shogi-eiyo-sho, or Shogi Honor Award).

8-Dan Namekata Hisashi's results at the time of achieving 600 wins
981 games, 600 wins 381 losses, winning rate 0.612
Translated by Hidetchi

Ladies 3-Dan Takamure Sachiko Promoted to Ladies 4-Dan

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Published at: 2018-01-22 05:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/01/post_1643.html?utm_source=rss

高群佐知子女流四段 Ladies 3-Dan Takamure Sachiko (46 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 4-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
January 21, 2018
Game
40th Kirishima Shuzo Cup, Ladies Osho Tournament, Qualify Round
(opponent: 4-Dan Yamada Kumi)
Promotion criteria met
By number of games won (120 wins after becoming Ladies 3-Dan)
Translated by Hidetchi

9-Dan Minami Yoshikazu Achieves 800 Wins (Shogi Honor Fighting-spirit Award)

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Published at: 2018-01-22 04:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/01/800_5.html?utm_source=rss

南芳一九段9-Dan Minami Yoshikazu (54 years old) won a game against 5-Dan Ishida Naohiro in C2-class of the 76th Ranking League (jun'i-sen) held on January 19th in Tokyo Shogi Kaikan, becoming the 20th player to achieve 800 total wins in official games (shogi-eiyo-kanto-sho, or Shogi Honor Fighting-spirit Award).

9-Dan Minami Yoshikazu's career results (as of Jan. 21, 2018)
1452 games, 800 wins 652 losses, winning rate 0.551
Translated by Hidetchi