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Ms. Rei Takedomi has been promoted to Ladies 3-kyu

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Published at: 2016-05-25 07:00

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/syodan/2016/05/post_1405.html

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Ms. Rei Takedomi (17 years old) has submitted the application and became Ladies 3-kyu on May 25th. She can become a Ladies Professional player if the below mentioned conditions for promotion to Ladies 2-kyu are met.

Name
Rei Takedomi
Date of birth
May 25th, 1999(17 years old)
Hometown
Saga-city, Saga Prefecture
Currently resides in
Saga-city, Saga Prefecture
Educational career
Currently student at Ryukoku High School
Pupil of
7-Dan Isao Nakata
Enrollment in Kenshu-kai
September 2015 (D1 class)
Favorite strategy
Static Rook
Achievements
28th High School Ryuou National Championship, representing Saga Prefecture
51st National High School Shogi Championship, ranked 3rd in girls' individual tournament
Hobbies
Piano
Background of starting playing shogi
Getting interested in shogi by seeing her father and brother play when she was in kindergarten, then participating in a children's shogi tournament.

Conditions for a Ladies 3-kyu to become 2-kyu

  1. The number of winning games is as many as that of the participated tournaments in 1 year.
  2. The number of winning games is 3/4 time as many as that of the participated tournaments in 2 years.
  3. Conditions for becoming Ladies 1-kyu in "Ladies Professional Promotion Regulations" are met.

If none of the above conditions are met within 2 years, the rank of Ladies 3-kyu becomes invalid, in which case one can move back to C2 class of Kenshu-kai.

Translated by Hidetchi

Report: The 41st Kiou Title Acquisition Ceremony

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Published at: 2016-05-24 04:50

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/05/41_15.html

On May 19th, the 41st Kiou Title Acquisition Ceremony and a celebration party were held at Daiichi Hotel Tokyo. Around 160 guests from related parties attended.

Speech

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Yujiro Satou, CEO of Kyodo Tsushin

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JSA Chairman Koji Tanigawa

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Hideo Doi, CEO of Ehime Newspaper

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Presentation of title acquisition letter

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Presentation of title cup

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Congratulatory speech by Mr. Masahiro Higashide

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Presentation of bouquet

Speech of thanks by Kiou

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Kiou Akira Watanabe
8-Dan Amahiko Satou and I have been very close friends since more than 10 years, and we aimed that we will play a title match some day. When it became true, I felt not only happy but also I didn't want to lose against him. Maybe I was in a situation where I can play with all my ability, receiving a challenge by a younger player than me. In particular, the 4th game was very special, receiving the Best Game Award.
Next year I will be fighting for 5-year consecutive titles. Kiou title allows us to obtain the permanent title only with 5-year consecutive victories, which is relatively severe condition. I will try my best to improve myself for another year and go for the very difficult "Permanent Kiou" title.

Translated by Hidetchi

Boardlive of Viktoria Ryasnyanska's First Game in the 6th Ricoh Cup Women's Ouza Championship

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Published at: 2016-05-21 09:15

Viktoria Ryasnyanska from Ukraine won the Foreign Online Preliminary of the Ricoh Cup Women's Ouza Championship at 81Dojo, and is going to play in the 1st Round in Japan on Sunday May 22nd among Ladies Professional players. Her game is going to be covered in the official boardlive.

Ricoh Cup website
http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
Realtime blog covering the scenes of the tournament
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
List of boardlives
http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/archives.html
Viktoria Ryasnyanska's first game against Ladies 1-kyu Ayano Nodasawa
http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/kifu/6/joryu_ouza201605220201.html
Written by Hidetchi

Viktoria Ryasnyanska from Ukraine to play in the 1st Round of the 6th Ricoh Cup Women's Ouza Championship

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Published at: 2016-05-19 07:35

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/05/6_17.html

The 1st Round of the 6th Ricoh Cup Women's Ouza Championship will be played on Sunday, May 22nd. It is going to be played by 6 amateur players who won the East Japan Amateur Qualify on April 3rd and the West Japan Amateur Qualify on April 17th, 1 foreign invited player, 1 Shourei-kai member, and 44 unseeded Ladies Professional players.

The foreign invited player this year is Viktoria Ryasnyanska from Ukraine.
Her opponent in the first game is Ladies 1-kyu Ayano Nodasawa.

Comment by Ms. Ryasnyanska
There are many young talented Shogi players in Ukraine. I wish, my participation in Ricoh Cup (and all the spirit around the tournament) will encourage them to make their own way to the top of Shogi game and will give further Shogi boost in Ukraine.
This year online tournament has collected really strong opponents from all over the world. I've played against some of them before, but it's rather different feelings playing games via online vs alive game.
Now I 'll be able to gain invaluable unforgettable experience through the game against Ladies professionals. I hope, I'll manage to handle with excitement and play good games.
Shogi is deep in my heart for long time, and it can't leave me
Translated by Hidetchi

"Discuss Japan" publishes an English article with the title "Shogi and Artificial Intelligence" supported by 9-Dan Yasumitsu Sato

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Published at: 2016-05-18 09:15

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/05/discuss_japanshogi_and_artificial_intelligence.html

"Discuss Japan", the English journal distributing articles about Japan to the world, has published an article with the title "Shogi and Artificial Intelligence" with the support by 9-Dan Yasumitsu Satou
The articles on Discuss Japan are decided by an independent editor's committee commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs so as to publicize Japanese culture and its attraction.
The article discusses not only the relationship between shogi and AI demonstrated in the Den-ou Tournament, but also the importance of shogi in Japanese society as one of the traditional cultures.

http://www.japanpolicyforum.jp/ (Top page of Discuss Japanhttp://www.japanpolicyforum.jp/archives/culture/pt20160516000523.html (to the article)

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4-Dan Reo Kurosawa has been promoted to 5-Dan

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Published at: 2016-05-16 06:45

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/05/post_1401.html

黒沢怜生五段 4-Dan Reo Kurosawa (24 years old) has been promoted to 5-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
May 13th, 2016
Game
29th Ryu-ou Tournament, Class 5 (opponent: 5-Dan Akihiro Murata)
Ground of promotion
2-time consecutive promotion to the higher class in Ryu-ou Tournament






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Ladies 3-kyu Saki Satomi has been promoted to Ladies 2-kyu

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Published at: 2016-04-28 05:40

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/04/32_10.html

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Ladies 3-kyu Saki Satomi (20 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 2-kyu, winning the game described below.
Her Ladies Professional player ID will be 56.
This makes the third pair of sister Ladies Professional players following the Nakakura family and the Oba family.

Date of promotion
April 27th 2016
Game
The 38th Ladies Oushou Tournament, Qualify Round
(opponent: Ladies 3-Dan Sayuri Takebe
Ground of promotion
Enrollment in Ladies Oushou Tournament, Main Round
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The 26th World Computer Shogi Championship

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Published at: 2016-04-27 01:10

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/event/2016/04/26_17.html

The 26th World Computer Shogi Championship will be held as described below, where shogi programs will play games to decide best software.

Venue
Kawasaki-city Industry Promotion Center (10-minute walk from Kawasaki station)
Route to the venue (by NAVITIME)
http://www.navitime.co.jp/maps/poi?code=00011-040127688

  • Online board lives will be held on May 3rd ~ 5th.
  • Live stream at "NicoNico Live" will be held on May 4th~5th.
  • Please see Computer Shogi Association's webpage for details.

    Translated by Hidetchi

    Absence of Ladies 2-Dan Akemi Yamada

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    Published at: 2016-04-25 05:55

    Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/04/post_1393.html

    Ladies 2-Dan Akemi Yamada will be absent from official tournaments from May 1st 2016 until March 31st 2017 for personal reasons. We appreciate the understanding by the sponsor and related parties of the tournaments held in the above mentioned period.

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    6-Dan Kenjiro Abe has been promoted to 7-Dan

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    Published at: 2016-04-25 05:45

    Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/04/post_1392.html

    阿部健治郎七段 6-Dan Kenjiro Abe (27 years old) has been promoted to 7-Dan, winning the game described below.

    Date of promotion
    April 22nd 2016
    Game
    The 29th Ryu-ou Tournament, Class 2 (opponent: 8-Dan Ayumu Matsuo)
    Ground of promotion
    Promotion to Ryu-ou Tournament, Class 1





    Translated by Hidetchi