Satomi Kana Ladies 4-crown received "Shimane Prefectural Honor Award" at Shimane Prefectural Office on 2020/3/19. Her achievement of Ladies 6-crown and 11 consecutive titles of Ladies Meijin-sen, both of which were the first time of Shogi history, were recognized for her award. She was the second person who received the award.
Commemorative photo: Maruyama Tatsuya (Governor of Shimane), Satomi Kana 4-crown, Her parents (left to right)
7th game of 69th Osaka Osho title 7-match, where Hirose Akihito 8-Dan challenged Watanabe Akira Osho, was held at Sado Green Hotel Kiraku in Sado, Niigata during March 25 to 26. Watahabe Osho beat Hirose 8-Dan with 153 moves and won 4 games.
Watanabe Osho defended the 7-match game title with 4 wins and 3 losses, and won his 4th time Osho title.
You can check the details on The Mainichi Newspapers or Sports Nippon Newspaper issued March 27th.
On Tuesday, February 25, amateur shogi player Orita Shogo took the fourth game of the professional transfer exam at Shogi Kaikan in Tokyo. As a result, Orita amateur player won to Honda Kei 5-Dan, and he passed the exam with his third win. Orita will become a shogi player on April 1, 2020.
【Results of transfer exams】
First game （November 25, 2019） ●Kuroda Takayuki 4-Dan－○Orita amateur player
Second game （December 23, 2019） ○Deguchi Wakamu 4-Dan－●Orita amateur player
Third game （January 27, 2020） ●Yamamoto Hiroshi 4-Dan－○Orita amateur player
Fourth game （February 25, 2020） ●Honda Kei 5-Dan－○Orita amateur player
【Comment from Orita Shogo】
I still have a strange feeling that I am becoming a professional player. In today's game (February 25), I couldn't make a decision for the move, and I had some difficulties in the middle of the game. It was not surprising me to lose the game after the victory seems certain. By distributing the YouTube video, I received a lot of feedback and these are motivating me to face to shogi. I would like to continue distributing YouTube as a professional shogi player.
【Profile of Orita Shogo】
・Hometown : Osaka
・Date of birth : October 28th, 1989
・Pupil of : Moriyasu Masayuki 7-Dan
・Enrolled to Shoureikai as 6-Kyu, 2004 (pupil of Moriyasu), withdrawn on 2016 as 3-Dan
Congratulations on passing the professional shogi player transfer exam. All 4 games were very impressive.
I am looking forward for your success as a shogi player that goes beyond the boundaries of the shogi world, making use of your individuality.
Congratulations, Mr. Orita. I am very happy as a senior of the professional transfer.
Many people must have been encouraged by his excellent performance. I was encouraged, too. I'm looking forward to playing professional matches.
Congratulations, Mr. Orita. Your achievement with believing in your power was really wonderful. And now the real match will start. Of course you have to win in shogi, but I think what you should do more than winning the game is to be loved by our fans. Each shogi player has their roles. Let's do what only you can do, and work hard together in the shogi world.
The fourth game of the 69th Osaka Osho Cup Osho Tournament seven-game match, where Hirose Akihito 8-Dan is challenging Watanabe Akira Osho, will be held in Hotel Kagetsuen in Hakone, Kanagawa prefecture on February 20 and 21.
Watanabe won the first and third games, while Hirose won the second game.
The result of the fourth game has become very important — will Watanabe “check the king” to defend his Osho title, or will Hirose get closer to grabbing the title?
This is the defending match for Watanabe, who came back as Osho for the third time last year.
For Hirose, this is his first challenge to the Osho title.
Watanabe and Hirose have played 29 official games so far, with Watanabe winning 17-12.
The long gone 81Ou league is back!
As the veteran users of 81dojo know, 81Ou means the King of 81dojo.
You can find more information about the tournament on this page: 81Ou League
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Nishiyama Tomoka, the only female player in the Shoreikai 3-Dan League at the moment, won two games in the 66th 3-Dan league on February 16, 2020. As a result, she is now ranked 3rd in the league. Depending on the result of the two remaining games for the league, which are scheduled to take place on March 7, there is a possibility that Nishiyama will become the first-time ever female professional player in shogi history.
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.