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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 ...