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 ...

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 ...

Shogi master Yoshiharu Habu wins seventh <I>eisei </I>lifetime title

National Dec 6, 2017

Shogi master Yoshiharu Habu wins seventh eisei lifetime title

Yoshiharu Habu on Tuesday became the first-ever professional shogi player to win a seventh eisei lifetime title. In the fifth qualifying round for the 30th Ryuo title held in Ibusuki, Kagoshima Prefecture, Habu, 47, beat title-holder Akira Watanabe, 33, in 87 moves, taking the prestigious ...

Shogi prodigy Sota Fujii wins record 29th straight match

National Jun 27, 2017

Shogi prodigy Sota Fujii wins record 29th straight match

Japan's youngest professional shogi player, 14-year-old Sota Fujii, set the all-time record for consecutive victories Monday, continuing a winning streak that has reignited public interest in the traditional board game. “I cannot believe (this accomplishment) myself. I was very lucky,” said Fujii, a junior high ...