Fujii Souta wins again the Asahi cup

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Fujii Souta won the final game on February 16 against the top player Watanabe Akira. On the semifinal he also beat the strong player Namekata. 朝日杯将棋オープン戦で2連覇した藤井聡太七段(16)。強さの背景に、同時昇級を逃しても「くくくっ」と笑いあえる、師匠・杉本昌隆七段(50)との強い師弟愛がありました。https://t.co/9R7YzzRPgt pic.twitter.com/0fESaVUYr4 — 朝日新聞(asahi shimbun) (@asahi) February 16, 2019 This is the second victory on a row of the Asahi cup of Fujii. He showed a high level shogi. On the final game, Watanabe acknowledged that he didn’t even was able to find where was his mistake. They played both…

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Fujii Souta 29th victory

Yes, I know. Recently I only speak about Fujii Souta but what he is doing is really incredible. He won yesterday to Masuda at the Ryuou preliminaries and broke the record of longest consecutive victory row in shogi. 【速報 JUST IN 】将棋 藤井四段が29連勝 30年ぶりに記録更新 #nhk_news https://t.co/tQYyKLC4hE — NHKニュース (@nhk_news) June 26, 2017 Here in Japan has started a real shogi fever (Fujii Souta fever) and many people started to assist to shogi lessons and even…

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Taikyoku shogi – Ultimate chess

On TV continues the Fujii Souta fever and many programs include some news about shogi. At TBS news they introduce an old variation of shogi called Taikyoku Shogi. http://news.tbs.co.jp/newseye/tbs_newseye3078904.htm This Shogi is played on a 36×36 board (1296 squares) and have 209 different pieces. Some have names like dog, wind dragon or pig officer. To set all the pieces ready at least one hour is needed and for finish the game at least 2 days.…

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Fujii Souta fever!

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Yesterday Fujii Souta played at the Yamada’s cup and got 3 more victories. Now he has 23 straight victories and every day he wins he becomes major news. Yesterday, the Shogi Federation started to sell the folding fan of Fujii Souta, this is the first time that a player rated 4-dan is able to sell it. Usually, only 9-dan players sell these goods. At the Shogi Federation shop was needed to form a cue because many people…

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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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