REMARKABLE RESULTS OF JAPANESE MEIJIN-SEN!

Published by Okabe Hiroshi on 2020-07-19


Hello!

We have important qualification rounds of 58th Meijin-sen today.

East Japan area 2nd round
1. Yoichi Tamada 4
2. Maiko Fujita 3 (won extra round against Ono)
3. Takayuki Ono 3
4. Fumiya Inoue 2.5
5. Hiroki Maruta 2.5
6. Hitoshi Kawaai 0
Tamada and Fujita got places of Meijin-sen tournament.
Fujita became first female Meijin-sen tournament player in the long Meijin-sen's history!!

Kansai Hokuriku area 2nd round
1. Masaya Tachi 2
2. Mitsunori Makino 2
3. Kazuto Hasegawa 1.5
4. Shin-ichi Kito 0.5
Tachi and Makino got places of Meijin-sen tournament.
It will be first participation for both.
Hasegawa's first participation of Meijin-sen tournament was 1984, he saved his place of Meijin or Meijin-sen tournament for 36 years, it is the longest record of course, but finally he failed.

Makino is professional Shogi (Japanese Chess) player, also Fujita was.
It will be so interesting how they play against top players like Kamiya, Nakayama, Okabe in coming Meijin-sen tournament.

Hiroshi Okabe


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