Miura 9-Dan will not play Ryuuou final

Miura Hiroyuki 9-Dan Next Saturday was expected to start the final games of the Ryuuou tournament between Miura 9-Dan and Watanabe (Ryuuou title holder). Yesterday night there was a big uproar on twitter due to the sudden news of Miura been absent to the match and will not play any game until December 31. As I explained on the post I write before, it was expected to implement new rules regarding mobile phones on December,…

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Cellphones banned at Shogi games

This month the Japanese Shogi Association announced new rules for professional shogi games. The cellphone will be banned and the players can not go outside during the game. Recently, more powerful Shogi programs have been developed so the Japan Shogi Association is trying to avoid any scandal about players using cellphones. In the recent years there have been some scandals on the chess world related to mobile phone, some players have been banned for using the mobile…

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