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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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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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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Shogi Tournament on AbemaTV

Due to the coronaviurs many shogi players has to stay home so they are not able to play their usual games. Like many of us they has started to work from home so many players are offering online shogi classes, making some videos for youtube or playing online. The video streaming company AbemaTV has a Shogi channel that it is accessible from outside Japan, so it is possible to see many games there. The time…

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Fujii Souta is in a pinch due to the coronavirus

Fujii Souta continues with his incredible performance since he started as professional player in 2016. Every year his performance has been over 80% of victories and he has acquired many records like longest win streak, youngest 7th Dan. He has won already some small tournaments like the Asahi, twice, and the shinjin but he has not play any final game for the big tournaments (Ryuuou, Kiou, Ousho…). 【ヒューリック杯棋聖戦決勝トーナメント、ベスト4決定】 第91期ヒューリック杯棋聖戦決勝トーナメントはベスト4が揃いました。準決勝、永瀬拓矢二冠VS山崎隆之八段戦、佐藤天彦九段VS藤井聡太七段戦が行われます。https://t.co/YN8e997m5L — 日本将棋連盟【公式】 (@shogi_jsa) April 10, 2020…

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