Habu defended Ouza title

EN- A few days ago Habu Yoshiharu 羽生 善治 defended the Oui title against Kimura and the 4th of October he had the last game of the Ouza title against Itodani Tetsuro 糸谷 哲郎. Players  \     Game 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Habu Yoshiharu ○ ○ ○ Itodani Tetsuro ● ● ● They played a Yagura opening, this opening usually players choose to play it jikyuusen (持久戦 long drawn-out battle) but Itodani prefers kyuusen (急戦 fast battle). Habu…

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Miura 9-Dan will not play Ryuuou final

Miura Hiroyuki 9-Dan Next Saturday was expected to start the final games of the Ryuuou tournament between Miura 9-Dan and Watanabe (Ryuuou title holder). Yesterday night there was a big uproar on twitter due to the sudden news of Miura been absent to the match and will not play any game until December 31. As I explained on the post I write before, it was expected to implement new rules regarding mobile phones on December,…

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Cellphones banned at Shogi games

This month the Japanese Shogi Association announced new rules for professional shogi games. The cellphone will be banned and the players can not go outside during the game. Recently, more powerful Shogi programs have been developed so the Japan Shogi Association is trying to avoid any scandal about players using cellphones. In the recent years there have been some scandals on the chess world related to mobile phone, some players have been banned for using the mobile…

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Habu defended Oui Title

Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 was held on the japanese inn Jinya the 7th game of the Oui tournament final. Habu, 羽生, was defending his title against Kimura Kazuki, 木村一基. Players/Game 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Habu Yoshiharu ● ○ ○ ● ● ○ ○ Kimura Kazuki ○ ● ● ○ ○ ● ● The game started on Monday 26 and after a few hours they stopped and continued the next day. Every…

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Fujii Sota sets new record as the youngest Shogi Player

A second grade student set a new record as the youngest Shogi player when he got his 4-Dan the Saturday 3rd of September in 2016, he is the first 21st Century born professional player. He was 14 years and 2 months old at the moment he broke the previous record that was set by Kato Hifumi (加藤一二三) 62 years ago. Fujii Souta (藤井聡太) started to play Shogi when he was 5 years old and he got the…

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