Habu will be the next challenger of the Ryuuou title

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A few days after he lost the Oui title against Sugai, Habu Yoshiharu had an important game against Matsuo Ayumu. They played the third and last game for decide who is the challenger of the Ryuuou title.  渡辺明竜王の挑戦者を決める第30期竜王戦挑戦者決定三番勝負第3局が、9月8日(金)に行われ、羽生善治二冠が松尾八段に勝利し、第23期以来の竜王戦七番勝負登場を決めました。 https://t.co/7lFaj7qN4g — 日本将棋連盟【公式】 (@shogi_jsa) September 10, 2017 Habu won the first game but Matsuo was able to won the second. The last game they played yokofu-dori opening. Matsuo finished with his king right on the middle of the board. …

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What is the rank system (dan) for Shogi?

Many of you maybe know about the rank system in shogi from some martial art like karate or judo but some of you may not know what is the meaning of the words “dan”  and “kyuu”. What means dan / kyuu? The word dan, 段, comes from the japanese means literally step or stage but it is used for indicating the rank or grade as the level of expertise and knowledge. The kyuu, 級, is used…

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Kubo won the Ousho title

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Kubo Toshiaki (41) won against Goda the 6th match for the Ousho title proclaiming himself the new Ousho title holder. This is the second time he gets the Ousho title after he lost it 6 years ago. Kubo took the lead of the match when he won the first 3 games in a row but Goda was able the next two games. On the last game that started yesterday in the city of Hamamatsu. Kubo…

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