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Saito Shintaro 7-Dan promoted to 8-Dan

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Published at: 2020-02-14 03:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/02/post_1876.html?utm_source=rss

斎藤慎太郎八段

 Saito Shintaro 7-Dan, aged 26, has been promoted to 8-Dan by winning the game described below.

Date of promotion:
February 13, 2020
Game:
The 78th B1-class Meijin ranking tournament
(Opponent: Akutsu Chikara 8-Dan)
Promotion criteria met:
Being promoted to A-class in the Meijin ranking tournament
Translated by Ayako Ishimoto

Watanabe Gains Second Win in 69th Osaka Osho Cup Osho Tournament 7-game Match Third Game

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Published at: 2020-02-09 10:35

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/02/20020809_n_result_01.html?utm_source=rss

The third 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 Hotel Kagetsu in Otawara, Tochigi prefecture on February 8 and 9. Watanabe beat Hirose with 145 moves and gained his second win.

If Watanabe wins two more games and wins the match, he will hold the Osho title for the fourth time.

The fourth game will be held at Hotel Kagetsuen in Ashigarashimo, Kanagawa prefecture on February 20 and 21.

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

Top 10 Shogi Prize Money and Game Fee Leaders for 2019

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Published at: 2020-02-03 07:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/02/201910.html?utm_source=rss

The list below represents the top 10 shogi prize money and game fee leaders for 2019.

Top 10 Shogi Prize Money and Game Fee Leaders for 2019

From January 1 to December 31, 2019
*The prize and fees for 2018 are shown in brackets.
Rank Player Prize and Fees
(Unit: ten thousand JPY)
Rank in 2018
1 Toyoshima Masayuki Ryuo, Meijin 7,157 (4,722) 4
2 Hirose Akihito 8-Dan 6,984 (2,802) 5
3 Watanabe Akira Kio, Osho, Kisei 6,514(5,119) 3
4 Nagase Takuya Eio, Oza 4,678 (1,382) 18
5 Habu Yoshiharu 9-Dan 3,999 (7,552) 1
6 Sato Amahiko 9-Dan 3,687 (5,999) 2
7 Kimura Kazuki Oi 3,209 (1,057) 27
8 Kubo Toshiaki 9-Dan 2,178 (2,598) 7
9 Fujii Souta 7-Dan 2,108 (2,031) 12
10 Saito Shintaro 7-Dan 1,868 (2,393) 8

Remarks:

  • Ryuo and Meijin Toyoshima ranked No.1 for the first time.
  • Satomi Kana Ladies Quadruple crown winner ranked first among all the female players.
Translated by Ayako Ishimoto

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