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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Watanabe got the Ousho title

渡辺明棋王が5期ぶり通算3期目の王将復位 【 #王将戦 七番勝負第4局】●久保利明王将VS○渡辺明棋王 渡辺棋王が4連勝で王将戦を制しました。渡辺棋王は5期ぶり通算3期目の王将獲得、二冠を達成しました。#ShogiLivehttps://t.co/pu0Eftaa0k — 日本将棋連盟【公式】 (@shogi_jsa) February 25, 2019 Watanabe Akira has won 4 games in a row on the Ousho title match against Kubo Toshiaki. Watanabe, who lost against Fujii at the Asahi final a few days ago, got his big second title and now he is in possession of the Kiou and the Ousho titles. The last game was played in the Okinawa islands. 明日から王将戦第4局が行われるのを前に、久保利明王将と渡辺明棋王が沖縄入りしました。首里城で記念撮影した後、前夜祭会場に向かいました。 pic.twitter.com/tWg1pATzqg — 毎日新聞・将棋 (@mainichi_shogi) February 23,…

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An amateur has beaten 6 professional players at the Ginga tournament

2月19日に囲碁・将棋チャンネルで放映された第27期銀河戦のAブロック6回戦で、折田翔 – Yahoo!ニュース(文春オンライン) Source: 銀河戦でアマチュア棋士がプロ相手に6人抜き 折田翔吾アマ、木村孝太郎アマに聞く(文春オンライン) – Yahoo!ニュース The amateur player Orita Shougo has won against 6 professional players at the tournament of Ginga. Orita was member of the Shoureikai and he even get to the 3rd dan but due to the age limitation he had to quit. The Ginga tournamentis organized by the Igo&shogi channel, a TV station focused on Igo and Shogi. Within the 96 players that participate every year at the Ginga tournament…

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