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 Did you like it?

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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.  Did you like it?

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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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Satou Amahiko takes the lead at the Meijin final.

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Last month started the 7th games final between the actual Meijin, Satou Amahiko, and the challenger Inaba Akira. The Meijin tournament is the most important of all. Only the winner of the A group is allowed to challenge the Meijin. All the players are divided into different leagues from C2 to A. The players who win the lower leagues can promotion into higher leagues so not all the players get the opportunity. Last season winner…

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Inaba will be the next Meijin challenger.

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Inaba Akira won his last game on the A group against Moriuchi so he became the leader of the league with 8 victories and only 1 lost game. He will play a seven match game against Satou Amahiko that will decide who will be the next Meijin. Inaba, 28 years old, was born in the prefecture of Hyogo and he form part of a strong group of young players from the Kansai federation (the shogi…

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