“ASAHI cup shogi open tournament” starts on July 2007

June 5, 2007

ASAHI Open Tournament ended. Instead of it, ASAHI News Corp. will hold a new tournament named as “ASAHI cup shogi open tournament”. It starts on July 2007 and the championship game will be held on February 2008.

[shogi]Report of Shogi society on May 2007

June 2, 2007

I will report the trend of Shogi society on May 2007.

In 65th Meijin-sen, MORIUCHI Meijin has got advantage by 3-2. Shogi fans have great interest in the result of the 6th game. If he succeeds in defending Meijin, he will get the right of “EISEI Meijin”. (It is a kind of honorable title and it is necessary to get Meijin five times.)

1. Professional shogi society

1-1. Major 7 title matches

Title matches

title status match condition
65th Meijin-sen MORIUCHI toshiyuki Meijin 3-2 GODA masataka 7 set matches (4wins-match)
78th Kisei-sen WATANABE akira won against KUBO toshiaki and becomes the challenger to SATO yasumitsu Kisei. 5 set matches (3wins-match)
56th Osho-sen HABU yoshiharu Osho 4-3 SATO yasumitsu. Habu defended. 7 set matches (4wins-match)
32nd Kio-sen MORIUCHI toshiyuki Kio 2-3 SATO yasumitsu. Sato got. 5 set matches (3wins-match)

1-2. other title matches

title status match condition
1st DAIWA Securities Cup It is the first time that professional players play through Internet in official games. knock out tournament
25th ASAHI Open Tournament HABU yoshiharu Asahi 3-1 AKUTU chikara.HABU got the championship. ASAHI Open Tournament end this time and a new knock out tournament will be held instead of ASAHI Open Tournament. 5 set matches (3wins-match)
56th NHK TV shogi Tournament Sato yasumitsu won over Moriuchi toshiyuki and got the championship for the first time. knock out tournament

2. Female professional shogi society

2-1. Major 4 female title matches

title status match condition
29th Female Osho-sen CHIBA ryoko female Osho 1-1 SIMIZU ichiyo 5 set matches (3wins-match)
33rd Female meijini-sen YAUCHI rieko female meijin 3-2 NAKAI hiroe. Yauchi defended. 5 set matches (3wins-match)

2-2. other title matches

I think that there is no topic to write on May.

That’s all.
See you next report!