Shogi legend Yoshiharu Habu collects record 1,434th victory

National Jun 5, 2019

Shogi legend Yoshiharu Habu collects record 1,434th victory

Professional shogi player Yoshiharu Habu earned his 1,434th win at a tournament in Tokyo on Tuesday, setting a record for victories in the traditional Japanese board game. The 48-year-old achieved the feat by beating Takuya Nagase, the 26-year-old Eio title holder, after last month matching ...

Shogi master Yoshiharu Habu equals record for number of victories

National May 24, 2019

Shogi master Yoshiharu Habu equals record for number of victories

Yoshiharu Habu, a 48-year-old shogi master, on Thursday tied the record for number of victories in official professional games. The ninth-dan player marked his 1,433rd victory by defeating ninth-dan Koji Tanigawa, 57, in a league match to choose the challenger for the Oi title. Habu ...

Sota Fujii, 16, becomes youngest shogi player to reach 100 wins

National Dec 13, 2018

Sota Fujii, 16, becomes youngest shogi player to reach 100 wins

Sixteen-year-old shogi prodigy Sota Fujii secured his 100th official match victory Wednesday, becoming the youngest professional player of the Japanese board game to reach the milestone in addition to doing so at the fastest pace in history. Fujii has taken the shogi world by storm ...

Shogi showdown pits 'god' against 'genius'

National Feb 15, 2018

Shogi showdown pits 'god' against 'genius'

by May Masangkay

The match of the century. The battle between a "god" and a "genius." The faceoff between the undisputed champion of shogi and his touted successor. The hype surrounding Saturday's match of the Japanese version of chess pits shogi legend Yoshiharu Habu against the nation's youngest ...