Habu wins the 3rd game of the Meijin title

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Habu has won the 3rd game of the Meijin title and has recover the lead again after Satou tied the match on the 2nd game. Habu needs to more victories to get his Meijin title back and get his title 100. This time openning was the same as the last game but Habu was not scare to repeat the openning. This is the final position of the game. Can you find the checkmate? 【第76期名人戦 七番勝負】5/9(水)、佐藤天彦名人…

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2nd game of the Meijin title

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Satou Amahiko has won the second game of the meijin title and ties the game. 名人戦 第二局佐藤天彦名人vs羽生善治竜王 #描く将 pic.twitter.com/cAqjJLEYFb — といみー (@ms7piece) April 19, 2018 They choosed to play the bishop exchange openning and Habu tried the rushing silver variation. The king of Satou is still in the center of the board and can be attacked. This openning looks for a fast attack before the king can be protected. In this position Satou thrown away…

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Habu beats Satou on the first game of the Meijin title

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Yesterday finished the first game of the Meijin title. Habu was sente and the opening was Side pawn capture. In a very early stage of the game Satou tried a fierce attack against Habu’s king. This is the position before the sealed move of Satou. Habu, below side, has got a rook, 2 knights and and a silver in exchange of a bishop, a knight, a gold and a silver. Both kings are not quite…

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Japanese teen shogi sensation Sota Fujii scores first win over a title holder | The Japan Times

Sota Fujii, at 15 Japan’s youngest professional shogi player, defeated Amahiko Sato, holder of the Meijin title, in a quarterfinal of the 11th Asahi Cup open tournament over the weekend, achieving his first victory over any title holder. Source: Japanese teen shogi sensation Sota Fujii scores first win over a title holder | The Japan Times   Link to the game: Fujii Souta – Satou Amahiko

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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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