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New Professional 4-Dan Players

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Published at: 2019-09-07 10:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/09/post_1818.html?utm_source=rss

Following Watanabe Kazushi, whose promotion to 4-Dan has been decided before, Ishikawa Yuta 3-Dan's promotion has also been decided on Saturday, September 7th, after playing the 19th game of the 65th Shoureikai 3-Dan League (April 2019 to September 2019). The final results were 16 wins 2 losses for Watanabe 3-Dan, 13 wins 5 loses for Ishikawa 3-Dan. They will become 4-Dan on October 1st, 2019. The 3rd player in the league was Koga Yusei 3-Dan, 13 wins 5 loses.

渡辺和史・石川優太

Watanabe Kazushi  Professional Player ID 319

渡辺和史

Date of birth
October 6th, 1994 (24 years old)
Hometown
Shinjuku, Tokyo
Pupil of
7-Dan Toyokawa Takahiro
Enrollment in Shoureikai
February 2008
Enrollment in 3-Dan League
October 2013 (from the 54th league)
Favorite strategy
Bishop Exchange
Hobby
Playing Basketball
Background of starting playing shogi
Learned from his father when he was 5 years old.
Comment
I am glad to finish the league with a victory. I will do my best.

Ishikawa Yuta  Professional Player ID 320

石川優太

Date of birth
November 11th, 1994 (24 years old)
Hometown
Kawagoe-cho Mie-gun, Mie
Pupil of
7-Dan Mori Nobuo
Enrollment in Shoureikai
September 2006
Enrollment in 3-Dan League
April 2013 (from the 53th league)
Favorite strategy
3rd-file rook
Hobby
Watching Japanese anime
Background of starting playing shogi
Watched his father and grandfather playing shogi when he was 6 years old.
Comment
I thought I missed my chance again when I lost the first game. I feel very lucky for my promotion.
Translated by Kaoruko Sasaki

Sanmaido Tatsuya 6-Dan has been promoted to 7-dan

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Published at: 2019-09-05 06:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/09/post_1816.html?utm_source=rss

三枚堂達也七段

Sanmaido Tatsuya 6-Dan (26 years old) has been promoted to 7-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
September 4th, 2019
Game
32th Ryuou Ranking Tournament, 3rd Group, Advancing Player Deciding Match
(opponent: Namekata Hisashi 8-Dan)
Ground of promotion
Ryuou Ranking Tournament Consecutive Advancement
Translated by oneye

Kato Yuria Ladies 1-Kyu has been promoted to Ladies 1-Dan

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Published at: 2019-08-27 14:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/08/1_48.html?utm_source=rss

加藤結李愛女流初段

Kato Yuria Ladies 1-Kyu(16 years old)has been promoted to Ladies 1-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
August 25th, 2019
Game
27th Oyama Meijin Cup, Kurashiki Tournament
(opponent: Idoh Chihiro Ladies 2-Dan)
Ground of promotion
Kurashiki Tournament Best 4
Translated by oneye

Takada Shohei 7-Dan retired

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Published at: 2019-08-13 05:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/08/post_1812.html?utm_source=rss

高田尚平七段Takada Shohei 7-Dan (57 year-old) retired, as described below.

Retirement date:
August 9th, 2019 (Friday)
Last game:
The 32th Ryuousen Group 6, upgrade deciding match
(opponent: Sugimoto Kazuo 4-Dan)
Cause of retirement:
Retirement rules of Free Class player
Translated by knkn240

About official tournaments participation for Ladies Pros and Female Shorekai Members

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Published at: 2019-08-07 06:30

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/08/post_1810.html?utm_source=rss

At this time, Japan Shogi Association has established a rule for when Ladies Professional player passes "Professional Admission Test" or when woman who belongs to Shoreikai is promoted to 4-Dan:


① A Ladies Professional player is entitled to participate in both Ladies tournaments and Professional tournaments, provided that she passes "Professional Admission Test".
② A woman who gets promoted to 4-Dan through Shoreikai is able to apply for Ladies Professional player status, provided that she applies within two weeks after she is promoted to 4-Dan.

Translated by Len_kurina

Oohashi Takahiro 4-Dan has been promoted to 5-Dan

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Published at: 2019-08-01 02:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/08/post_1808.html?utm_source=rss

大橋貴洸五段

Oohashi Takahiro 4-Dan (26 years old) has been promoted to 5-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
Wed. July 31st, 2019
Game
61st Oi Tournament preliminary round
(opponent: Anyouji Takanori 6-Dan)
Reason of promotion
100 wins in official matches after becoming 4-Dan
Translated by oneye

Kajiura Hirotaka 4-Dan has been promoted to 5-Dan

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Published at: 2019-07-26 05:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/07/post_1806.html?utm_source=rss

梶浦宏孝五段

Kajiura Hirotaka 4-Dan (24 years old) has been promoted to 5-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
July 25th, 2019
Game
4th Yamada Challenge Cup
(opponent: Ishii Kentaro 5-Dan)
Ground of promotion
100 wins in official matches after becoming 4-Dan
Translated by oneye

The recipients of 'the 26th Oyama Yasuharu Prize'

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Published at: 2019-07-25 01:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/07/2_43.html?utm_source=rss

Japan Shogi Association (JSA) had a selection meeting of 'Oyama Yasuharu Prize' and decided to award the indivisual category to 2 people and party category to 2 parties of 'the 26th Oyama Yasuharu Prize.' This award is set up to praise those who have contributed to spreading shogi and advancement cultures for long years.
The recipients are shown below.

Indivisual Category(2 people)
Koike Masao
Okada Hiromichi
Party Category(2 parties)
Fujita Kanko Inc.
Noda City

The Recipients of the 26th Oyama Yasuharu Award

Indivisual Category

Koike Masao (85 years old)living in Minami-alps city, Yamanashi pref.

Achievement
He works for over 30 years as the head of Yamanashi prefectural branch of JSA, arranges many games and makes great effort to develop shogi environment in Yamanashi prefecture.

Okada Hiromichi(80 years old)living in Yamagata city, Yamagata pref.

Achievement
He made a great contribution to develop shogi environment in Yamagata as the first head of Yamagata prefectural branch of JSA. He is currently the honorary head of Yamagata prefectural branch.

Party Category

Fujita Kanko Inc.

Achievement
'Chinzanso', which it runs, is known for the place where meijin-sen begins every year and where the conferral ceremony of meijin is held.

Noda City

Achievement
This city cooperates with JSA positively. Its activity bases on Sekine Kinjiro memorial house, where ladies meijin-sen is held. Also the first shogi summit was held in this city.

Translated by etwashashi

Kato Yuria Ladies 2-Kyu has been promoted to Ladies 1-Kyu

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Published at: 2019-06-13 08:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/06/21_33.html?utm_source=rss

加藤結李愛女流1級Kato Yuria Ladies 2-Kyu(16 years old), winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
June 13th, 2019
Game
27th Oyama Meijin Cup, Kurashiki Tournament
(opponent: Kagawa Manao Ladies 3-Dan)
Ground of promotion
Kurashiki Tournament Best 8
Translated by Len_kurina

Free Class transferees since 2019

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Published at: 2019-04-03 07:30

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/04/2019.html?utm_source=rss

Free Class transferees for 2019 are as follows.

Waki Kenji 8-Dan
Izumi Masaki 8-Dan

Translated by Len_kurina