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Kio Watanabe Wins First Game of 45th Kio Tournament 5-game Match

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Published at: 2020-02-01 09:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/02/200201_n_result.html?utm_source=rss

The first game of the 45th Kio Tournament five-game match, where 5-Dan Honda Kei is challenging Kio Watanabe Akira, was held at Hokkoku Shimbun Kaikan in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture on February 1. Watanabe beat Honda with 95 moves and gained his first win.

If Watanabe wins the match, he will hold the Kio title for eight cosecutive terms.

The second game will take place at Utsunomiya Grand Hotel in Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture on February 16.

The five-game match of the Kio Tournament will be broadcast live on Niconico Live, Abema TV, the Kio Tournament live reporting website and the Japan Shogi Association’s broadcasting app for smartphones.

Translated by Ayako Ishimoto

Absence of professional players

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Published at: 2020-01-31 06:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/01/post_1873.html?utm_source=rss

Notification of absence has been submitted by the following professional players. We appreciate the understanding of the sponsors and related parties of the tournaments held in their absence period.

Nishikawa Keiji 8-Dan (58 years old): for medical treatment
Period of absence: January 1st 2020 ~ December 31st 2020

Arimori Kouzou 7-Dan (57 years old): for medical treatment
Period of absence: January 21st 2020 ~ March 31st 2020

Translated by Kaoruko Sasaki

Abe Takashi 8-Dan Achieves 800 Wins (Shogi Honor Fighting Spirit Award)

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Published at: 2020-01-30 08:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/01/800_7.html?utm_source=rss

阿部隆八段Abe Takashi 8-Dan (52 years old) won a game against Murayama Yasuaki 7-Dan in 68th Oza cup held on January 29th Wednesday, becoming the 22th player to achieve 800 total wins in official games (Shogi Honor Fighting Spirit Award).

8-Dan Abe Takashi 's career results (as of Jan. 30, 2020)
1368 games, 800 wins 568 losses, winning rate 0.585
Translated by Kaoruko Sasaki

Eighth-Dan Hirose Gains First Win in 69th Osaka Osho Cup Osho Tournament 7-game Match Second Game

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Published at: 2020-01-26 08:40

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/01/20012526_n_result_01.html?utm_source=rss

The second game of the 69th Osaka Osho Cup Osho Tournament seven-game match, where 8-Dan Hirose Akihito is challenging Osho Watanabe Akira, was held at Sansuikan in Takatsuki, Osaka prefecture on January 25 and 26. Hirose beat Watanabe with 117 moves and gained his first win.

The third game will take place at Hotel Kagetsu in Otawara, Tochigi prefecture on February 8 and 9.

The seven-game match of the Osaka Osho Cup Osho Tournament will be broadcast live on The Mainichi, the Osho Tournament live reporting blog and the Japan Shogi Association’s broadcasting app for smartphones.

The games will also be broadcast live on Shogi Premium (*paid registration required).

Translated by Ayako Ishimoto

Sugai Tatsuya 7-Dan promoted to 8-Dan

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Published at: 2020-01-24 01:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/01/post_1870.html?utm_source=rss

菅井竜也七段

Sugai Tatsuya 7-Dan, aged 27, got promoted to 8-Dan by winning the game described below.

Date of promotion:
January 23, 2020
Game:
The 78th B1-class Meijin ranking tournament
(Opponent: 7-Dan Saito Shintaro)
Promotion criteria met:
Being promoted to A-class in the Meijin ranking tournament
Translated by Ayako Ishimoto

Watanabe Wins First Game of 69th Osaka Osho Cup Osho Tournament 7-game Match

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Published at: 2020-01-13 08:05

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/01/20011213_n_result_01.html?utm_source=rss

The first game of the 69th Osaka Osho Cup Osho Tournament seven-game match, where 8-Dan Hirose Akihito is challenging Osho Watanabe Akira, was held at Kakegawa Castle Ninomaru tea-ceremony room in Kakegawa, Shizuoka prefecture on January 12 and 13. Watanabe beat Hirose with 103 moves and gained his first win.

If Watanabe wins the match, he will hold the Osho title for the fourth time.

The second game will be held at Sansuikan in Takatsuki, Osaka prefecture on January 25 and 26.

The seven-game match of the Osaka Osho Cup Osho Tournament will be broadcast live on The Mainichi, the Osho Tournament live reporting blog and the Japan Shogi Association’s broadcasting app for smartphones.
The games will also be broadcast live on Shogi Premium (*paid registration required).

Translated by Ayako Ishimoto

Sugimoto Kazuo 4-Dan Gets Married

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Published at: 2020-01-07 08:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/01/post_1866.html?utm_source=rss

Sugimoto Kazuo 4-Dan, aged 28, got married last year.
The name of his spouse will be withheld as she is a non-public figure.

Translated by Ayako Ishimoto

Honda Kei 4-Dan promoted to 5-Dan

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Published at: 2019-12-28 01:30

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/12/post_1865.html?utm_source=rss

本田奎五段

Honda Kei 4-Dan, aged 22, has been promoted to 5-Dan by winning the game described below.

Date of promotion:
December 27, 2019
Game:
The second game of the challenger deciding two-game match for the 45th Kio Tournament
(Opponent: 5-Dan Sasaki Daichi)
Promotion criteria met:
Becoming a challenger for a title match
Translated by Ayako Ishimoto

Taniguchi Yuki Ladies 2-Dan promoted to 3-Dan

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Published at: 2019-12-28 01:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/12/post_1864.html?utm_source=rss

谷口由紀女流三段

Taniguchi Yuki Ladies 2-Dan, aged 26, has been promoted to Ladies 3-Dan by winning the game described below.

Date of promotion:
December 27, 2019
Game:
The 42nd Kirishima Shuzo Cup Women's Osho Tournament preliminaries (Opponent: Odaka Sakiko Ladies 1-Kyu)
Promotion criteria met:
Winning 90 official games after being promoted to Ladies 2-Dan
Translated by Ayako Ishimoto

Fourth-Dan Honda Challenges Kio, Becoming the Second Fastest to Challenge A Title Since Debut

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Published at: 2019-12-27 10:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/12/2_44.html?utm_source=rss

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The second game of the challenger deciding two-game match for the 45th Kio Tournament was held at Shogi Kaikan in Shibuya, Tokyo on December 27, 2019. Fourth-Dan Honda Kei, aged 22, beat 5-Dan Sasaki Daichi and became the challenger.
It took one year and four months for Honda to become a challenger of a title match since his debut. This is the second fastest record following that of 9-Dan Yashiki Nobuyuki, which is one year, two months and 11 days. Honda also set the record of challenging a title match in one's first attempt in the tournament.

Honda will challenge Kio Watanabe Akira in the five-game title match, which will begin on February 1, 2020.

Fastest Records to Challenge A Title Since Debut
1. Yashiki Nobuyuki
屋敷伸之
Date of birth January 18, 1972
Date of debut October 1, 1988
Tournament The 55th Kisei Tournament
Date of challenge December 12, 1989
Years from debut to challenge One year, two months and 11 days
First attempt The 54th Kisei Tournament
2. Honda Kei
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Date of birth July 5, 1997
Date of debut October 1, 2018
Tournament The 45th Kio Tournament
Date of challenge February 1, 2020
Years from debut to challenge One year, four months just
First attempt The 45th Kio Tournament
3. Goda Masataka
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Date of birth March 17, 1971
Date of debut April 1, 1990
Tournament The 60th Kisei Tournament
Date of challenge June 16, 1992
Years from debut to challenge Two years, two months and 15 days
First attempt The 57th Kisei Tournament
4. Nakahara Makoto
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Date of birth September 2, 1947
Date of debut October 1, 1965
Tournament The 11th Kisei Tournament
Date of challenge December 19, 1967
Years from debut to challenge Two years, two months and 18 days
First attempt The 8th Kisei Tournament
5. Miura Hiroyuki
三浦弘行
Date of birth February 13, 1974
Date of debut October 1, 1992
Tournament The 66th Kisei Tournament
Date of challenge June 19, 1995
Years from debut to challenge Two years, eight months and 18 days
First attempt The 62nd Kisei Tournament

*"Date of challenge" refers to the the first day of the first game in the said title match.
*The subjected tournaments in these records are Ryuo, Eio, Oi, Oza, Kio, Osho, Kisei, except for the first year of each tournament.

Translated by Ayako Ishimoto