A youtuber has become a shogi player

The famous shogi youtuber アゲアゲ (ageage) passed last year the test to become a professional player. His real name is Orita Shougo and he was a very strong amateur player. Last year he made an incredible performance after winning 7 professionals in a row at the Ginga tournament. Most of the shogi players will turn into professionals after they get promoted in the shoureikai. This is a very hard way since only 4 players can…

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Thousands of amateurs against Kimura

Along with the Abema tournament, the streaming company has prepared some other events for the fans. Next Friday (May, 29) at 13:00 japan local time, the player Kazuki Kimura will play one game against everyone who wants to join. The amateur players will say their move by comments on twitter or the Abema channel. Kazuki Kimura has the record as the player who got the first title in the oldest age. He is known by…

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AI to record professional games

If you have ever played some chess tournament maybe you had to record your own game on some scoresheets. Even now, the top chess players like Carlsen still have to take record of their games. In shogi they also have to keep record of the game but usually is another player who does it. This work is usually done by 2-3 dan players that are at the shoreikai. For long games usually there are 2 kirokukei (person who…

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Asia shogi tournament is cancelled

I have read some bad news from the twitter account of the Sidney Shogi club. It seems that this year the Asia Shogi tournament has been canceled due to coronavirus. https://twitter.com/ShogiSydney/status/1260170518273146880 Last year, 57 players from 7 different countries met in Bangkok to dispute the Asia Shogi tournament. Some professional players joined as referees and offered some simultaneous exhibition games. I couldn’t any info about who was the winner of last year’s tournament. If someone…

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