Habu will be the next challenger of the Ryuuou title

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A few days after he lost the Oui title against Sugai, Habu Yoshiharu had an important game against Matsuo Ayumu. They played the third and last game for decide who is the challenger of the Ryuuou title.  渡辺明竜王の挑戦者を決める第30期竜王戦挑戦者決定三番勝負第3局が、9月8日(金)に行われ、羽生善治二冠が松尾八段に勝利し、第23期以来の竜王戦七番勝負登場を決めました。 https://t.co/7lFaj7qN4g — 日本将棋連盟【公式】 (@shogi_jsa) September 10, 2017 Habu won the first game but Matsuo was able to won the second. The last game they played yokofu-dori opening. Matsuo finished with his king right on the middle of the board. …

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Fujii Souta got his 19 victory in a row

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Yesterday, around 20 o’clock Japan time, Fujii Souta 藤井聡太, (14) got his 19th victory against Kondo Seiya (20). Fujii has won the classification for the Ryuou tournament for the group 6, so, he will pass to the next round where there is a single-elimination tournament. His first game will be against Masuda Yasuhiro. He needs 6 more victories in this tournament so he can challenge Watanabe Akira for the Ryuou title. He won the Block…

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Watanabe defended Ryuuou title

On last game of the Ryuuou title celebrated at the prefecture of Niigata the days 21 and 22 of December (2016) Watanabe Akira was able to win to Maruyama. The match became a full set after Maruyama drawn it in the 6th game. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Total Watanabe Akira 渡辺明 ○ ● ● ○ ○ ● ○ 4 Maruyama Tadahisa 丸山忠久 ● ○ ○ ● ● ○ ● 3 This is…

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Maruyama won 2nd and 3rd game of Ryuuou final

While all the polemics about the cheating accusation of Miura storms the web the Ryuuou tournament continues. The first game was won by Watanabe Akira but Maruyama was able to tie with a fantastic game on their second match. Last Thursday-Friday (October, 27-28) was held at the Hakone Hotel Kowakien the second match of the Ryuuou tournament between Watanabe and Maruyama. Maruyama thinking the middle game. Picture from Ryuuou official blog. Watanabe was Sente and…

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Watanabe won first Ryuuou’s game

Saturday 14 in the middle of a big controversy regarding Miura’s ban was held in the Kyoto shrine of Tenryuuji the first match of the final of Ryuuou’s title. Maruyama choosed the same opening as Miura did on Jun’i tournmanent on October 3 against Watanabe. In a very difficult position Miura won the game. This time Watanabe was ready for this opening and made a change on the 30st move. On the game against Miura, Watanabe…

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