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8 Professionl Players to Offer Teching Games to the World Shogi League Winners

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Published at: 2016-10-27 09:50

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/event/2016/10/world_shogi_league.html

World Shogi League is being held at 81 Dojo, an online shogi playing site under the patronage of the Japan Shogi Association. 8 professional players (7-Dan Hirotaka Nozuki, 7-Dan Eiji Iijima, 7-Dan Yasuaki Murayama, 7-Dan Makoto Tobe, 6-Dan Akira Nishio, 6-Dan Taichi Nakamura, 5-Dan Shingo Itou, 5-Dan Taichi Takami) will play online teaching games at 81Dojo with 4 winner teams (12 players).

野月浩貴七段
7-Dan Hirotaka Nozuki
飯島栄治七段
7-Dan Eiji Iijima
村山慈明七段
7-Dan Yasuaki Murayama
戸辺 誠七段
7-Dan Makoto Tobe
西尾 明六段
6-Dan Akira Nishio
中村太地六段
6-Dan Taichi Nakamura
伊藤真吾五段
5-Dan Shingo Itou
高見泰地五段
5-Dan Taichi Takami

What is World Shogi League?

World Shogi League is an international team championship started in January 2016, each country form one or more 3-player teams and play in round-robin leagues (4 leagues consisting of A, B, C, and D). 28 countries from 6 continents are currently participating, and each team play one match per month. The organizer is Mr. Peter Heine Nielsen (a chess grand master, and represented Denmark in the International Shogi Forum in Shizuoka).
The teaching games will be played around January and February next year. The games can be watched by any online users at 81Dojo.

羽生名人vsニールセン氏
Mr. Peter Heine Nielsen (Right. December 7, 2014.) player against Meijin Yoshiharu Habu at the International Shogi Forum in Shizuoka.

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Replacement of the Challenger to the 29th Ryuou 7-game Title Match

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Published at: 2016-10-12 19:25

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/10/29_13.html

We hereby announce that 9-Dan Hiroyuki Miura will not take part in the 29th Ryuou 7-game Title Match starting at the Tenryu-ji Temple in Kyoto on October 15th & 16th.
According to the regulations, 9-Dan Tadahisa Maruyama, who was Miura's opponent in the challenger deciding match, has been promoted to the challenger, and will play against Ryuou Akira Watanabe.
The Japan Shogi Association decided on October 12th to hold 9-Dan Miura under punitive suspension from all games until December 31st, 2016.
The replacement of the challenger has been also agreed by the sponsoring Yomiuri Newspaper.

【Comment by Chairman Koji Tanigawa
We apologize to the related parties and the shogi fans for causing the troubles and inconveniences. We hope that the title match games will be historically great ones.

【Comment by 9-Dan Tadahisa Maruyama】
Although I do not personally support the decision by the Association, I will do my best when playing this title match of Ryuou Championship, which is the highest ranked tournament in the shogi world.

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New 4-Dan Players | Sota Fujii (Youngest 4-Dan Ever) and Takahiro Ohashi

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Published at: 2016-09-03 10:55

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/09/post_1449.html

Shoureikai 3-Dan Sota Fujii and Takahiro Ohashi have obtained the right to become 4-Dan, after playing the 18th and the 19th games of the 59th Shoureikai 3-Dan League (April ~ September 2016) on September 3rd at Shogi Kaikan. The final results are 13 wins and 5 losses for Fujii, and 12 wins and 6 losses for Ohashi. They become 4-Dan on October 1st.
The age of Fujii at the time of promotion to 4-Dan will be 5 months younger than the current record of 14 years and 7 months by 9-Dan Hifumi Kato. Fujii becomes the youngest professional player in the age of 14 years and 2 months, as well as the fifth junior high school student professional player following 9-Dan Hifumi Kato, 9-Dan Koji Tanigawa, 3-Crown (Oui, Ouza, and Kisei) Yoshiharu Habu, and Ryuou Akira Watanabe. He is also the first professional player of the 21st century, who was born in 2002. For more detail, see the records listed below.
The 3rd player in the league was Shoureikai 3-Dan Takayuki Kuroda.

プロ入り昇段を決めた大橋貴洸新四段と藤井聡太新四段



Sota Fujii, Professional Player ID = 307

藤井聡太新四段

Date of birth
July 19th, 2002 (14 years old)
Hometown
Seto city, Aichi
Currently resides in
Same as above
Pupil of
7-Dan Masataka Sugimoto
Enrollment in Shoureikai
September 2012
Enrollment in 3-Dan League
April 2016 (from the 59th league)
Favorite strategy
Bishop Exchange
Background of starting playing shogi
Learned from hes grandmother when he was 5 years old
Educational career
Currently in the 2nd grade in the Junior High School Attached to Nagoya University, Faculty of Education
Achievements
Winner of the Mate Problem Solving Championship two times in a row in 2015 and 2016
Comment
"I wanted to decide my promotion today. I am happy that I could. 3-Dan League looked very different from lower classes. There is no professional player whom I see as a target. I want to become a very strong player, seeing shogi as traditional culture."

Takahiro Ohashi, Professional Player ID = 308

大橋貴洸新四段

Date of birth
September 22nd ,1992 (23 years old)
Hometown
Shingu city, Wakayama
Currently resides in
Osaka city, Osaka
Pupil of
7-Dan Kazuharo Shoshi
Enrollment in Shoureikai
September 2006
Enrollment in 3-Dan League
October 2010 (from the 48th league)
Favorite strategy
Side Pawn Picker
Background of starting playing shogi
Started learning with his father when his was in the 4th grade in elementary school
Achievements
Ranked 2nd in the 46th Rookie Championship in October 2015
Comment
"I could improve my skills pretty much in the 3-Dan League, and had a very good experience. I am happy that I achieved my aim of promoting to 4-Dan. My next aim is winning a title. I hope to play many games that can draw attention from the shogi fans."

Players who passed 3-Dan League in only one term (after 1987)

Term Year Name Age Results Starting position Number of players
1 1987, 1st half Daisuke Nakagawa 18 13 - 3 - 17
1 1987, 1st half Manabu Senzaki 17 12 - 4 - 17
3 1988, 1st half Hisashi Ogura 20 16 - 2 18 21
3 1988, 1st half Nobuyuki Yashiki 16 14 - 4 20 21
12 1992, 2nd half Takeshi Kawakami 20 15 - 3 32 32
24 1998, 2nd half Ayumu Matsuo 19 14 - 4 23 29
53 2013, 1st half Tatsuya Sanmaido 20 14 - 4 31 35
59 2016, 1st half Sota Fujii 14 13 - 5 27 29

Ten Youngest 4-Dan Promotions

  Name Date of birth Date of promotion Age
1 Sota Fujii 2002/7/19 2016/10/1 14 years 2 months
2 Hifumi Kato 1940/1/1 1954/8/1 14 years 7 months
3 Koji Tanigawa 1962/4/6 1976/12/20 14 years 8 months
4 Yoshiharu Habu 1970/9/27 1985/12/18 15 years 2 months
5 Akira Watanabe 1984/4/23 2000/4/1 15 years 11 months
6 Yuki Sasaki 1994/8/5 2010/10/1 16 years 1 month
7 Yasuaki Tsukada 1964/11/16 1981/3/5 16 years 3 months
8 Koru Abe 1994/10/25 2011/4/1 16 years 5 months
9 Toshiyuki Moriuchi 1970/10/10 1987/5/13 16 years 7 months
10 Nobuyuki Yashiki 1972/1/18 1988/10/1 16 years 8 months
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5-Dan Ryosuke Nakamura has been Promoted to 6-Dan

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Published at: 2016-09-02 07:15

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/09/post_1447.html

中村亮介六段 5-Dan Ryosuke Nakamura (30 years old) has been promoted to 6-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
September 1st, 2016
Game
The 75the Ranking League, C2-class
(opponent: 6-Dan Takehiro Ohira)
Ground of promotion
By the number of winning games (120 official games after becoming 5-Dan)



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Ms. Sakura Ishimoto has been Promoted to Ladies 2-kyu

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Published at: 2016-09-01 08:20

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/09/9_14.html

石本さくら女流2級 Ms. Sakura Ishimoto (17 years old) of Kansai Kenshu-kai, B1-class submitted an application for Ladies Professional.
This makes her become Ladies Professional 2-kyu on September 1st, 2016.
Although new players start from Ladies 3-kyu in principle, Ms. Ishimoto has already entered the main round in the 3rd and the 4th Ricoh Ladies Ouza Championship, and therefore has qualified for Ladies 2-kyu, meeting the third condition described below.

Name
Sakura Ishimoto
Date of birth
January 27th, 1999 (17 years old)
Educational career
Currently in 3rd grade in Osaka Gakugei High School
Currently resides in
Suita city, Osaka
Pupil of
7-Dan Nobuo Mori
Kenshu-kai
B1-class of Kansai Kenshu-kai
Hobbies
Listening to music
Background of starting playing shogi
Started to learn in a shogi class, after seeing her friends playing shogi in the class room when she was 4th grade in elementary school.
Achievements
Winner of the 33rd Junior High School Tournament, Girls Class (2012)

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

7-Dan Shoshi Participated in Xiangqi International Tournament

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Published at: 2016-08-25 06:30

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/event/2016/08/post_1446.html

7-Dan Kazuharu Shoshi participated in the foreign players class of the international Xiangqi tournament held in Guangdong, China from September 5th to 7th. (Two Japanese players participated.)
He left Japan on September 4th, and returned on the 10th.

Shoshi also participated in the 17th Asian Team Tournament held in 11月28日から12月2日までKuching, Malaysia from November 28th to December 2nd.
He left Japan on November 27th, and returned on December 3rd.

Official website of the Asian Xiangqi Federation
http://www.asianxiangqi.org/main.htm

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7-Dan Kenji Kanzaki has been Promoted to 8-Dan

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Published at: 2016-08-15 05:45

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/08/post_1440.html

神崎健二八段 7-Dan Kenji Kanzaki (52 years old) has been promoted to 8-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
August 15th, 2016
Game
The 10th Asahi Cup Shogi Open, 1st Qualify
(opponent: 7-Dan Hiroshi Kobayashi)
Ground of promotion
By the number of winning games (190 games after promotion to 7-Dan)



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Ladies 2-kyu Emina Yamaguchi has been Promoted to Ladies 1-kyu

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Published at: 2016-08-15 05:40

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/08/21_22.html

山口絵美菜女流1級

Ladies 2-kyu Emina Yamaguchi (22 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 1-kyu, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
August 13th, 2016
Game
The 10th Mynavi Open, Qualify Round
(opponent: Ladies 1-Dan Saya Nakazawa)
Ground of promotion
Entering the Main Round of Mynavi Open



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Ladies 1-Dan Aya Fujita has been Promoted to Ladies 2-Dan

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Published at: 2016-08-15 05:35

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/08/post_1439.html

藤田綾女流二段 Ladies 1-Dan Aya Fujita (29 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 2-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
August 13th, 2016
Game
The 10th Mynavi Open, Qualify Round
(opponent: Ladies 4-Dan Chikako Nagasawa)
Ground of promotion
By the number of winning games (60 games after promotion to Ladies 1-Dan)




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Report: the 1st Kyorindo Cup, Japan-China Friendship Junior Shogi Championship

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Published at: 2016-08-10 09:25

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/event/2016/08/1_38.html

The 1st Kyorindo Cup, Japan-China Friendship Junior Shogi Championship, organized by Beijin Shogi Club and jointly sponsored by Kyorindo Pharmacy, was held on August 6th and 7th in Beijin, China.
The championship was held in two classes for elementary school students and the younger (25 participants), and junior high school students and the older (29 participants). Participating players were students of the teachers from various regions in China, who work for shogi promotion. One player participated from Japan as well.
The winner of the younger class receives a special privilege of being invited to the East Division of the 4th Sanaru Cup, Elementary School Meijin Tournament held in March next year.
From Japan, 9-Dan Teruichi Aono, 7-Dan Eiji Iijima, and Mr. Masayuki Atsumi, the chairman of Kyorindo participated. Collaborators from the International Shogi Popularization Society (ISPS) also joined in Beijin, kindly helping with translation and so forth, making the tournament successful.

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Opening Ceremony. On the left is Mr. Li Minsheng, the chairman of Beijin Shogi Club, giving the opening speech. On the stage are, from the left, Mr. Kita and Mr. Kohari from ISPS, Kyorindo Chairman Mr. Atsumi, 9-Dan Aono, 7-Dan Iijima, and Mr. Hakamada from ISPS.

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Younger class tournament

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Teaching games by 9-Dan Aono

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Teaching games by 7-Dan Iijima

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Final game of the elder class tournament. Lin Yanxing (Left, from Beijin region) won the tournament by beating Ao Xuedi (Right, from Beijin region). 7-Dan Iijima performed the game notation.

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Final game of the younger class tournament. Shen Tianyi (Right, from Shanghai region) won the tournament by beating Zheng Yiheng (Left, from Shanghai region). Shen will participate in the East Division of the 42th Sanaru Cup, Elementary School Meijin Tournament next year.

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9-Dan Aono, commentating on the final game of the elder class tournament. On the left is Mr. Hakamada as translator.

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Four top players of the younger class tournament

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Four top players of the elder class tournament

Translated by Hidetchi