Fujii Souta will be promoted to 5 dan

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Fujii Souta made an incredible results last year and he still gets many attention from the media. There is still two games left but it seems that Fujii will promote from the C2 class to the C1 thanks to his 8 wins and 0 losses. Thanks to this he will promoted to 5th dan. He will be the first midschooler that got the 5 dan certification in the history of shogi. In 2 weeks he…

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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 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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