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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Satou Amahiko defended his Meijin title

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将棋の第75期名人戦第6局(甲府市・常磐ホテル)は佐藤天彦名人が勝ち、名人位を初防衛しました。4勝2敗でした。 #将棋 #名人戦 #佐藤天彦 #甲府 pic.twitter.com/FHixSIYuEK — 毎日新聞イベント (@mainichi_event) June 6, 2017 A few hours ago, on his 6th game for the Meijin title, Satou Amahiko was able to beat Inaba Akira. In this way, Satou will be the Meijin for one more year. Satou took the lead the last game and didn’t let escape this chance. The game was held at the Tokiwa Hotel of the city of Koufu, at the prefecture of Yamanashi. Inaba was…

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