Watanabe wins the third game and sets the match in 1-2

After the 2 consecutive wins of Fujii Souta in the Kisei tournament everyone was looking for the third game. If Fujii would have won that game he would have got his first title. But his rival is Watanabe Akira, a genius player that also become a professional when he was a middle schooler like Fujii. Watanabe made an incredible theoretical preparation for the game. Fuji-Watanabe game 3 of the Kisei match.Fuji said his prep lasted…

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A 600 million move

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A 600 million move. This is what Fujii Souta did on the second game of the Kisei Tournament. Let me explain first. Watanabe Akira and Fujii Souta were playing the second game of the Kisei title match. It was a quite equal position. The challenger, Fujii, is forming an attack but the king of Watanabe is still well protected. The analysis machine for the game shows Knight 46 as the best move, attacking the gold…

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Incredible. Fujii Souta did it again!

Last month, I wrote about how Fujii Souta was in trouble for broke the record as the youngest challenger of a big title due to the coronavirus. He needed to win against the previous Meijin holder Satou Amahiko and Nagase Takuya, actual holder of the Eiou and Ouza title. The first game of the challenge for the Kisei tournament was on June, 8 so he was 4 days younger than Yashiki who hold the previous…

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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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