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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Week Results (19/9 – 25/9)

Results of pro games of the week: ○ Winner ● Loser Monday 19 王位戦 予選 Oui tournament Preliminaries ● 井出隼平 x 佐藤天彦 ○ Ide Junpei x Satou Amahiko Tuesday 20 王座戦 第2局 Ouza tournament Second Game ● 糸谷哲郎 x 善治羽生 ○ Itodani Tetsuro x Yoshiharu Habu 王位戦 予選 Oui tournament Preliminaries ● 高野智史 x 渡辺 明 ○ Takano Satoshi x Watanabe Akira ○ 近藤正和 x 三枚堂達也 ● Kondou Masakazu x Sanmaidou Tatsuya 王座戦 一次予選 Ouza tournament First Preliminary ● 渡辺大夢 x 伊藤真吾…

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Next week games (26/9 – 2/10)

Monday 26 王座戦 一次予選 Oui Tournament First Preliminary 高田尚平 x 川上 猛 Takada Shohei x Kawakami Takeshi 朝日杯将棋オープン戦 一次予選 Asahi Cup Shogi Open Tournament First Preliminary 畠山 鎮 x 増田康宏 Hatakeyama Mamoru x Masuda Yasuhiro 竹内雄悟 x  畠山鎮か増田康 Takeuchi Yugo x Hatakeyama Mamoru or Masuda Yasuhiro マイナビ女子オープン 本戦 Mainabi Womens Open 香川愛生 x 山口絵美菜 Kagawa Aisei x Yamaguchi Emina 女流王位戦 予選 Womens Oui Tournament Preliminary 鈴木環那 x 山口恵梨子 Suzuki Kanna x Yamaguchi Eriko Tuesday 27 竜王戦6組 昇決…

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Tsume -1

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The best way to learn how to play shogi once you know how to move the pieces is learning 詰 (tsume) Tsume is the word used for checkmate. There are so many types of tsume. It can be checkmate in 1 move (1手詰), 3 moves, 5 moves and even 21 moves or more. I will put a problem and you can try to solve it. If you are still learning how to move pieces you…

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