Kato Hifumi becomes the oldest shogi player

Katou Hifumi (加藤 一二三) broke the record as the oldest shogi player this week when he surpassed Maruta Yuuzou. Katou had the record as the youngest shogi player before Fujii took it last year. Now, Katou is 77 years old so he has been playing for 63 years.

He got multiple titles in his career.

Meijin title 1982
10-grade title 1968, 1980 &1981
Oui title  1984
Oushou title 1978
 Kiou title 1976 & 1977

He is currently playing in the C2 league and he got 1 victory and 7 losses. If he loses any of the remaining 2 games he will drop from C2 league and he will have to retire from professional Shogi.