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.
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
|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
|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
|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.
See you next report!