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Shogi Hub on Social Media

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Published at: 2019-10-01 14:00

We have launched ShogiHub on the most popular social media services.

Everyday, we will be sharing the newest articles from, everyday tsumeshogi from JSA, upcoming games with special links to live boards and the most interesting articles/photos from JSA.

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Written by oneye

Nagase Takuya Eiou won the title - 3rd game of 67th Ouza 5-game title match

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Published at: 2019-10-01 12:20

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67th Ouza title match was held at Hotel Okura Kobe in Kobe, Hyogo on October 1st, and the challenger Nagase Takuya Eiou won the game against Saito Shintaro Ouza with 161 moves.

Nagase Eiou won the Ouza title match with 3 games in a row and won Ouza title first time. At the same time he became 2-Crown champion.


[Shogi Column] A Sparking Game: Reflecting 3rd game of Ouza 5-game title match
[Players data ・Game results comparison] Saito Shintaro Ouza VS Nagase Takuya Eiou

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Translated by Hattorium130

Notice of game regulation update

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Published at: 2019-10-01 09:00

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JSA udated the regulation of official professional games.
Please refer to the following link for the updated details Regulation (abstract).

Translated by Hattorium130

Yamaguchi Nikori to become Ladies Professional 2-Kyu from Oct.

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Published at: 2019-10-01 03:00

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山口 仁子梨女流2級

 Yamaguchi Nikori (17 yrs old), who belonged to Tokai Kenshukai B2-class, submitted her application for Ladies Professional Player. She will become Ladies Professional Player 2-Kyu, belonging to Kansai Branch as of October 1st, 2019. Her Ladies Professional ID will be 68.

Yamaguchi Nikori
Date of birth
September 17th, 2002 (17 years old)
Gifu-shi, Gifu
Student of Uguisudani High School
Nakada Shodo 7-Dan
Enrollment in Kenshukai
February 2016
Favorite strategy
Static rook
Game history
55th High school Shogi Tournament Team Tournament winner
Listening to music
Reason for starting shogi
Learned from her grandfather
Translated by Hattorium130

New ShogiHub Team to Restart English Shogi News Release

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Published at: 2019-09-28 23:00

Under the initiative of Ladies Professional Karolina Styczynska, a powerful working team has been formed, inviting multiple competent collaborators. We are restarting ShogiHub's past activity to publish translated English news, of which originals are released by the JSA. Those tasks had been done solely by the site owner until February 2017, and was discontinued due to work load issues.

The energetic initiative of the first non-Japanese shogi pro from Poland motivated ShogiHub's owner to upgrade the backbone system of the site, in order to support the collaborative work on the system level. Each article now has its translator's name displayed at the bottom, having a Like button for the readers to praise their work and further motivate the team.

We have already started working, and you will see new articles coming up! Since the team is working on even the past JSA articles released after the 2017 discontinuation, an old topic may appear in your Atom/RSS feed reader for the time being, as if it is a recent new topic. We hereby request the readers to take notice of this fact.

In addition to the system upgrade, we have made various improvements and design changes to ShogiHub. Automatic data synchronization of JSA games and players has been repaired to support JSA's new format, and is now working again. The players master-pupil tree is upgraded, having photo icons of the players, and it also includes LPSA players. A simple My Profile page for the users has also been added, where you can edit your name and URL info to show up in the shogi event info you created.

Written by Hidetchi

Kimura Kazuki 9-Dan won the title - 60th Oui title match 7th game

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Published at: 2019-09-26 15:00

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7th game of 60th Oui title match was held at Toshi Center Hotel in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo during 25-26th, September, and the challenger Kumura Kazuki 9-Dan won 4 out of 7 games against Toyoshima Masayuki Oui with 110 moves.

Kimura 9-Dan won his first title and became Oui.

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Kimura Kazuki 9-Dan Won His First Title at The Oldest Age

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Published at: 2019-09-26 11:00

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Kimura Kazuki 9-Dan, won his first title to surpass the record of the oldest Shogi player wining a major title for the first time.  At the 7th game of the 60th Ōi tournament held in Toshi Center Hotel in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo on 25th and 26th of September 2019, the challenger Kimura 9-Dan defeated the 59th title holder Toyoshima Masayuki Ōi, with the win‐loss record of 4 - 3.
As the result of this match, Kimura Ōi won his first title at the age of 46 and 3 months, and broke the record of the oldest Shogi player winning the first major title.

Kimura Ōi, Career statistics (as of September 26th, 2019)
Total of 1019 games*, 647 Wins and 371 Losses, 0.636 winning percentage (*Including one impasse at a title tournament match)
Translated by Miki Suemasa

27th Gingasen Tournament: Toyoshima Masayuki Meijin won the final game against Watanabe Akira 3-Crown

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Published at: 2019-09-25 15:00

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27th Gingasen Tournament final game Toyoshima Masayuki Meijin vs Watanabe Akira 3-Crown was broadcasted and Toyosima Meijin won the game and title.

The final game will be broadcasted again on 1st October (Tue) at Igo-Shogi Channel.

◆27th Gingasen Tournament chart

From Gingasen Page

Translated by Hattorium130

Orita Shogo's challenge to become pro

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Published at: 2019-09-19 08:00

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On September 17th, Japan Shogi Association accepted application into "Professional Admission Test" from Shogo Orita, an amateur player of shogi. Orita won a match played on August 30th, which makes his score against professional players 10 wins and 2 losses, fulfilling the criteria to take the "Professional Admission Test". According to the provision below, the exam matches will take place once every month from November. The exam date and place of the 3rd match (and if happens those of 4th & 5th) will be determined later by arranging schedules of Orita and the examiners.

【Provisions of Professional Admission Test, set by Japan Shogi Association】

Exam Dates
Starts two months after the application is accepted, one match a month
Exam Site
”Tokyo Shogi Hall” or “Kansai Shogi Hall” in principle
・Amateur player or Ladies pro player wishing to become a pro, who currently has been winning 10 or more
matches in professional official tournaments during his/her best performance span, AND has a winning rate of 0.650 or more
・Player who has a referral from a regular member (shogi professional) with 4-Dan or higher
Exam Details
Series of 5 matches against professional players (Five examiners will be selected from the newest 4-Dan players by player numbers)

  *Thinking time of 3 hours
  *The matches shall be subject to the official match rules of Japan Shogi Association
  *Piece toss to decide the first mover (Sente) for the 1st match, then alternate the player at every match
  *Winning 3 out of 5 earns an eligibility to enroll into the Free Class of Junisen
  *Applicant who passed the trial will be 4-Dan as of April 1st or October 1st, whichever comes earlier

【Profile of Orita Shogo】

・Home Town: Osaka
・Born on October 28th, 1989
・Master: Moriyasu Masayuki 7-Dan
・Enrolled in Shoreikai with 6-Kyu in 2004 (as Moriyasu's pupil), withdrawn as 3-Dan in 2016

【Examiners and Match Dates】

  Examiner Exam Date (starts at 10AM) Exam Site
1 Kuroda Takayuki 4-Dan November 25th (Monday) Kansai Shogi Hall
2 Deguchi Wakamu 4-Dan December 23rd (Monday) Kansai Shogi Hall
3 Yamamoto Hiroshi 4-Dan Undecided
4 Honda Kei 4-Dan Undecided
5 Ikenaga Takashi 4-Dan Undecided
Translated by HGMotoko

Request regarding use of Kifu (Game records)

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Published at: 2019-09-13 07:00

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 Due to the recent increasing inquiries to both Japan Shogi Association (JSA) and each sponsor of Shogi tournaments regarding use of Kifu (game records), JSA and sponsors had discussions and agreed as follows.

"Request Regarding Use of Kifu"
 Any Kifu generated during the tournaments held by JSA and sponsors are assets of these parties. Any unauthorized use of Kifu may compromise such assets. Should you wish to use Kifu (including their position diagrams) for any purposes beyond personal use, such as providing them for commercial purpose, please let us know in advance via the form below.

JSA and each tournament organizer will continuously discuss use of Kifu.

Click here to request use of Kifu inquiry form.

Translated by Hattorium130