April 22, 2006
There is a big change during April 2005 – March 2006 in female professional shogi players.
For over 10 years. 3 major female shogi players – SHIMIZU ichiyo, NAKAI hiroe, SAIDA haruko – has almost monopolied titles.
Younger generation –CHIBA ryoko, Yauchi Rieko, ISHIBASHI sachio – has been hoped to capture titles from those 3 players, but they has rarely captured.
In this period, however, they get titles.
CHIBA ryoko captures “Joryu Osho” from SHIMIZU ichiyo.
Yauchi Rieko captures “Joryu Meijin” from NAKAI hiroe.
So, the status of 4 major female tiles is following.
SHIMIZU ichiyo has “Joryu Ohi” and “Kurashiki toka”.
CHIBA ryoko has “Joryu Osho”.
Yauchi Rieko has “Joryu Meijin”.
In short time female matches, ISHIBASHI sachio wins a championship at “Kajima cup” and “ladies open tournament”.
April 22, 2006
I will report 3 major shogi topics during April 2005 – March 2006
1. SEGAWA becomes professional shogi player.
There was a big wall between amateur and professional shogi players. But, an amateur named SEGAWA Shoji broke it. He submitted the petition to Japan Shogi Association and the association held the examination. Fortunately, he passed the examination and becomes professional shogi player.
More detailed article is here.
Shogi Dreams – FG Forums
2. MORIUCHI has 2 titles.
MORIUCHI toshiyuki Meijin got KIO title from HABU.
So, the status of 7 titles is below(as of March 2006).
HABU yoshiharu has OHZA, OHSHO, and OHI title.
MORIUCHI toshiyuki has MEIJIN and KIOH title.
WATANABE akira has RYUOH title.
SATO yasumitsu has KISEI title.
3. MORI comes back to B1 class although he is 59 years old.
It is very surprising. Who thinks of this result on April 2005?
Major shogi professional players(e.g. HABU, MORIUCHI, SATO) are under 40 age except TANIGAWA koji. So, I thought 30’s age or 40’s age shogi players are promoted to B1 class. But MORI keiji, who had had 2 titles, comes back to B1 class with unbelievable luck.
I would like write about female shogi players and computer shogi if I have time.