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8-Dan Izumi Masaki Achieves 600 Wins (Shogi Honor Award)

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Published at: 2017-10-05 08:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/10/_600_3.html?utm_source=rss

泉正樹八段8-Dan Izumi Masaki (56 years old) won against 7-Dan Kinoshita Koichi on October 4th in the Qualify Round of the 59th Oui Tournament (sponsored by Three Newspaper Federation) held in Shogi Kaikan, Tokyo, becoming the 50th player to achieve 600 total wins in official games (Shogi Honor Award).

8-Dan Izumi Masaki's career record as of the time of achieving 600 wins
1212 games, 600 wins - 612 losses, winning rate 0.495
Translated by Hidetchi

New 4-Dan Players

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Published at: 2017-09-09 10:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/09/post_1589.html?utm_source=rss

In the 18th games of the 61th Shoureikai 3-Dan League (April 2017 ~ September 2017), played on September 9th in Shogi Kaikan, Tokyo, 3-Dan Saito Asuto and 3-Dan Komori Yuta decided their promotion to 4-Dan. Final results are 14 wins 4 losses for Saito, and 12 wins 6 losses for Komori. Their promotion date will be October 1st, 2017.
The third player was 3-Dan Kai Hyuga, with 12 wins 6 losses.

斎藤四段・古森四段

Saito Asuto, professional player ID 311

斎藤明日斗新四段

Date of birth
Jul. 17, 1998 (19 years old)
Hometown
Kawasaki city, Kanagawa prefecture
Currently resides in
Kawasaki city, Kanagawa prefecture
Master
8-Dan Miyata Toshio
Enrollment in Shoureikai
September 2010
Enrollment in 3rd-Dan League
October 2015 (from 58th term)
Favorite strategy
Side Pawn Picker variations
Hobby
futsal, swimming
How he started playing shogi
Taught by father before entering elementary school
Comment
"There were times when I could not show my real strength, it was more difficult struggle than I had expected.
I played every single game feeling its importance. I think that is what enabled this good result.
I hope to play a title match someday, and win a title."

Komori Yuta, professional player ID 312

古森悠太新四段

Date of birth
Aug. 20, 1995 (22 years old)
Hometown
Takatsuki city, Osaka prefecture
Currently resides in
Takatsuki city, Osaka prefecture
Master
9-Dan Kobayashi Kenji
Enrollment in Shoureikai
September 2008
Enrollment in 3rd-Dan League
October 2016 (from 60th term)
Favorite strategy
Bishop-exchanged Swinging Rook
Hobby
Karaoke
How he started playing shogi
Taught by grandfather in 2nd grade of elementary school
Comment
"In this term a one-win-one-loss situation continued for some time in the middle, so I felt uneasy. I am relieved now that I can promote.
I want to play games where I play patiently, not giving up easily when the position is bad.
I hope to be involved in title matches."
Translated by Hidetchi

7-Dan Shoshi Kazuharu to Participate in International Tournaments of Xiangqi (Chinese chess)

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Published at: 2017-08-28 08:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/08/post_1586.html?utm_source=rss

Shoshi Kazuharu 7-Dan will participate in the Global Doubles Match (two players from Japan), held in Chengdu, China, from September 1st to 5th, 2017.
Departs on 1st, returns on 6th.
Details of the tournament

He will then participate in the 18th Asian Individual Championships (one male and one female player from Japan), held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from September 15th to 21st, 2017.
Departs on 15th, returns on 22nd.
Website of the Asian Xiangqi Federation

He will also participate in the 15th World Championships (3 players from Japan), held in City of Manila in the Philippines, from November 13th to 18th, 2017.
Departs on 13th, returns on 19th.
Website of the World Xiangqi Federation

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4-Dan Ishida Naohiro has been Promoted to 5-Dan

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Published at: 2017-08-16 06:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/08/post_1582.html?utm_source=rss

石田直裕五段4-Dan Ishida Naohiro (aged 28) has been promoted to 5-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
Aug. 15, 2017
Game
59th Oui Tournament, Qualify Round
(opponent: 7-Dan Kitajima Tadao)
Promotion criteria met
Number of games won (100 wins in official games after becoming 4-Dan)
Translated by Hidetchi

9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu achieves 1000 wins! (Special Shogi Honor Award)

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Published at: 2017-07-29 00:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/07/1000_3.html?utm_source=rss

佐藤康光九段 9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu (47 years old) achieved total 1000 wins in official games (Special Shogi Honor Prize, tokubetsu-shogi-eiyo-sho), winning a game on July 28th against 8-Dan Hirose Akihito in the 76th Ranking League (jun-i-sen)
He is the ninth player in shogi history to achieve 1000 wins, and is ranked 4th in the youngest age to achieve this record, at the age of 47 years and 9 months.

9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu's overall results (as of July 28, 2017)
1598 games (1000 wins - 598 losses)

List of all players who achieved 1000 wins

as of April 21st, 2017
OrderPlayerDate of becoming 4-DanTotal results at the time of achieving 1000 wins
wins - losseswinning rateDate of achievementAge at the timeYears required for the achievement
1 15th Permanent Meijin Oyama Yasuharu* Apr. 1, 1940 1000 - 455 0.687 Apr. 30, 1977 54 years 1 month 37 years 0 month
2 9-Dan Kato Hifumi Aug. 1, 1954 1000 - 671 0.598 Aug. 21, 1989 49 years 7 months 35 years 0 month
3 16th Permanent Meijin Nakahara Makoto Oct. 1, 1965 1000 - 485 0.673 Ja. 10, 1992 44 years 4 months 26 years 3 months
4 Permanent Kisei Yonenaga Kunio* Apr. 1, 1963 1000 - 657 0.604 Dec. 12, 1994 51 years 6 months 31 years 8 months
5 9-Dan Naito Kunio Oct. 1, 1958 1000 - 752 0.571 Sep. 18, 2000 60 years 10 months 41 years 11 months
6 9-Dan Ariyoshi Michio May 15, 1955 1000 - 843 0.543 Mar. 5, 2001 65 years 7 months 45 years 11 months
7 9-Dan Tanigawa Koji Dec. 20, 1976 1000 - 532 0.653 Jul. 13, 2002 40 years 3 months 25 years 6 months
8 3-Crown Habu Yoshiharu Dec. 18, 1985 1000 - 373 0.728 Dec. 20, 2007 37 years 2 months 22 years 0 month
9 9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu Mar. 25, 1987 1000 - 598 0.625 Jul. 28, 2017 47 years 9 months 30 years 3 months

* Deceased
△ Retired

※ Number of total games may be more than the sum of wins and losses because it includes impasse games in title matches.
※ The record of the years required for the achievement may be affected by the frequency of official games, which varies among generations.
※ Years required for the achievement was counted starting from the promotion date to 4-Dan.

Translated by Hidetchi

Ladies 1-Dan Ido Chihiro has been Promoted to Ladies 2-Dan

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Published at: 2017-06-29 07:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/06/post_1559.html

井道千尋女流二段Ladies 1-Dan Ido Chihiro (aged 29) has been promoted to Ladies 2-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
June 28, 2017
Game
3rd YAMADA Challenge Cup, Ladies Shogi Tournament
(opponent: Ladies 1-Dan Nakazawa Saya)
Promotion criteria met
By number of wins (60 wins after becoming 1-Dan)
Translated by Hidetchi

8-Dan Kimura Kazuki has been Promoted to 9-Dan

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Published at: 2017-06-26 11:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/06/post_1558.html

木村一基九段
8-Dan Kimura Kazuki (aged 44) has been promoted to 9-Dan on June 26, 2017, meeting the criteria in his game results.

Translated by Hidetchi

7-Dan Horiguchi Koji Retired

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Published at: 2017-06-02 09:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/06/post_1547.html

堀口弘治七段7-Dan Horiguchi Koji (aged 56) retired, as described below.

Date of retirement
June 1st, 2017
Last game
30th Ryuou Tournament, Group 6, Upgrade deciding match
(opponent: 5-Dan Nakao Toshiyuki)
Cause of retirement
Retirement regulations of Free Class player
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7th Ricoh Cup Women's Ouza Invites Viktoria Riasnianska from Ukraine to Qualify Round

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Published at: 2017-05-16 06:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/05/7.html

The 7th Ricoh Cup, Women's Ouza Tournament will hold an "All-together 1st Qualifying Round" on May 20th, where 60 players fight for the 2nd Qualifying Round, those are: 6 amateur players who won the East Japan Amateur Preliminaries on April 1st and the West Japan Amateur Preliminaries on April 16th, 1 foreign invited amateur player, two Shoureikai players, and 51 non-seeded Ladies Professional players.

The foreign invited player of the 7th term is Viktoria Mikhailovna Riasnianska from Ukraine.
She will play against Ladies 1-Dan Ajiki Fusako

Comment
In 2016, I luckily won the online preliminaries for the foreign invitation of the 6th Ricoh Cup Women's Ouza Tournament, and was invited to Japan to participate in the all-together 1st qualify round.
That experience in Tokyo stays in my mind as deep and impressive memories. It was not until I visited Japan, that I got to know a hint of what real shogi is actually like. The atmosphere the tournament has can never be reproduced in Europe.
This year I was able to win the online preliminaries again, and will come to Tokyo again to take part in the 7th Ricoh Cup Women's Ouza Tournament as the foreign invited player.
I am looking forward to being able to immerse myself in this exciting moment of playing shogi, not caring anything about the sounds and atmosphere that surrounds me ― the very moment, when I enter the game room, align the pieces on board, and can forget everything except shogi.
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9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu Receives the Medal with Purple Ribbon

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Published at: 2017-04-28 01:20

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/04/post_1537.html

In the 2017 Spring's Conferment of Medals of Honor, 9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu (Chairman of the Japan Shogi Association, 47 years old) received the Medal with Purple Ribbon.
The Medal of Purple Ribbon is given to those who have been making significant achievements for many years in invention, improvement, or creation in the fields of science and art. Sato is the thirteenth recipient from the shogi world to win the Medal of Honor.

紫綬褒章を受章した佐藤康光九段

Comment by Chairman Sato
"Even though I was very surprised with my receiving the honor when comparing with distinguished former recipients from the shogi world, I feel very honored."

List of JSA recipients of Medal of Honor

chronological order of receiving / ranks are at the time of receiving
Name (at the time) Date of birth Age at the time Received date and kind of honor  
14th Lifetime Meijin Kimura Yoshio Feb. 21, 1905 55 Nov. 3, 1960 Medal with Purple Ribbon *First in shogi world
9-Da Masuda Kozo Mar. 21, 1918 55 Nov. 3, 1973 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
9-Dan Tsukada Masao Aug. 2, 1914 61 Nov. 3, 1975 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
15th Lifetime Meijin Oyama Yasuharu Mar. 13th, 1923 56 Apr. 29, 1979 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
9-Dan Maruta Yuzo Mar. 30, 1919 62 Nov. 3, 1981 Medal with Blue Ribbon  
8-Dan Harada Yasuo Mar. 1, 1923 59 Nov. 3, 1982 Medal with Blue Ribbon  
9-Dan Hirotsu Hisao Feb. 26, 1923 63 Apr. 29, 1986 Medal with Blue Ribbon  
9-Dan Futakami Tatsuya Jan. 2, 1932 60 Apr. 29, 1992 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
9-Dan Kato Hifumi Jan. 1, 1940 60 Apr. 29, 2000 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
Lifetime Kisei Yonenaga Kunio Jun. 10, 1943 60 Nov. 3, 2003 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
Lifetime 10-Dan Nakahara Makoto Sep. 2, 1947 60 Apr. 29, 2008 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
9-Dan Tanigawa Koji Apr. 6, 1962 52 Nov. 3, 2014 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu Oct. 1, 1969 47 Apr. 29, 2017 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
Translated by Hidetchi