2017: The Winning Words


  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…

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Habu wins and gets the seven perpetual titles


  Today Habu has won the 5th game of the Ryuuou title against Watanabe and finally got himself the perpetual title of the Ryuuou title! 【#将棋 ニュース】“ひふみん”加藤一二三九段も羽生「永世七冠」を祝福 Twitterアカウント名も変更|Abema TIMES https://t.co/xf2kjOw0sQ #AbemaTV @hifumikato #ひふみん — AbemaTV 将棋ch【公式】 (@abematv_shogi) December 5, 2017 Here is the list of main titles he has won in his 30 years of career. Meijin 9 times Kisei 16 times Oui 18 times Ouza 24 times Ryuuou 7 times Oushou 12 times Kiou 13 Maybe we…

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Will Habu get his eternity Ryuuou title?


  In a few moments will start the 5th and maybe the last game of the Ryuuou title match.  Yesterday night there was the game eve at the japanese inn where the game will be held.  竜王戦第5局 前夜祭会場の薩摩伝承館 pic.twitter.com/1FErrrX91o — 7六歩 (@76_fu) December 3, 2017 明日午前9時に対局開始です。前夜祭はたくさんの皆様が来ていただきました。どのような1日目になるか楽しみです。 pic.twitter.com/1DmLiwos6P — 飯島栄治 (@eijijima) December 3, 2017 Who will win this important game? Will Habu finally get his last eternal title? Can Watanabe recover?  The game will finish tomorrow…

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Birthday presents


  Today, November 30, is my birthday so what a better opportunity for buy myself a few shogi books. I’m usually a ibisha (static rook) player but I want to learn to play furibushi (ranging rook) too so I bought two books about furibisha and one book about the endgame. 角交換四間飛車 The first one is exchange bishop 4th column ranging rook. I choose this one because I always has problems playing against this opening. So…

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Ryuuou tournament 4th game: Habu wins and needs only one more victory


  On the 4th game of the Ryuuou tournament Habu beat Watanabe and won a very important game. He has now 3 victories and needs just one more so he will became the Ryuuou title holder and the perpetual Ryuuou title. With this new title he can became the permanent holder of all the titles.  #将棋#竜王戦 第四局 二日目#羽生善治棋聖 🆚 #渡辺明竜王 最終盤 僕はかなり羽生棋聖優勢で楽観視してましたが後から調べてみると、意外や意外80手近くまでは互角だった訳です局後の羽生棋聖の言葉からもわかる様に、全く自信がなかったとの事でしたね 次にこの局面をみていきます pic.twitter.com/7vtEwuxCBu — ゆーし 藤井四段 叡王位へ 板谷一門の宿願 (@TB9wW94MDbj90HZ) November 27, 2017 The next…

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