【 #王将戦 七番勝負第4局】
— 日本将棋連盟【公式】 (@shogi_jsa) February 25, 2019
Watanabe Akira has won 4 games in a row on the Ousho title match against Kubo Toshiaki. Watanabe, who lost against Fujii at the Asahi final a few days ago, got his big second title and now he is in possession of the Kiou and the Ousho titles. The last game was played in the Okinawa islands.
— 毎日新聞・将棋 (@mainichi_shogi) February 23, 2019
Now all the title holders are below 35 years old and many shogi fans see this as a sign of a new generation.
Meijin – Satou Amahiko (31)
Ryuuou – Hirose Akihito (32)
Eiou – Takami Taichi (25)
Kisei & Oui – Toyoshima Masayuki (28)
Ouza – Saitou Shintaro (25)
Ousho & Kiou – Watanabe Akira (34)
On the last game Kubo played the third file rook opening after he lost the previous 3 games playing the central rook.
This is the position were Kubo resigned.