The first female meijin retire from the board

Takojima Akiko (71) will put down the pieces and retire from the professional shogi world on this season. She won the first edition of the female meijin celebrated in 1967. 育成会時代に大変お世話になりました。記事を読むとご自分で引退を決意されたようですね…芯の通った憧れの先生です。RT初代女流名人・蛸島彰子女流六段が引退…「ひふみん」に続き女流レジェンドも : スポーツ報知 https://t.co/7q2VOiIhKh — 室田伊緒 (@iomuu) December 7, 2017 She was the first women to enter the shoureikai and she got until first dan. After she retired from the shoureikai she played the played first edition of the female meijin tournament. 

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2017: The Winning Words

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This year’s “Words of the Year” have been announced. Winning top honors for 2017 were insuta-bae, meaning everything that makes a photo worthy of posting to Instagram, and sontaku, the “surmising of wishes” that figured largely in the year’s political news. Below we list the 10 finalists and look at the judges’ reasons for choosing the two winners. ひふみん — Hifumin. The nickname of legendary shōgi player Katō Hifumi, who set down his game pieces on June 20 after…

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1 year anniversary!

Last week shogifan.com became 1 year old!!  It’s been 1 year since I start to publish the rules and explaining the shogi pieces. The first post was about the king.  I explained some strategies like the Yagura castle or some tactics like the Demon killer. There are still many strategies and tactics for explain so please follow this site for learn more about shogi.  I will also continue talking about many shogi events in Japan. So, if you are planning a…

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Recent news

I’m sorry I won’t be able to update the blog more regularly. I have been quite busy and I couldn’t dedicate the time this blog deserves. Many things have happened in this weeks while I was away. Fujii Souta has lost twice Since the winning strike was growing up everyone was expecting to see who was the player who will beat to Fujii. He lost his 30th game against Sasaki Yuuki. This lost means that…

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