Shogi Souta Fujii Triple Crown (Throne, Eio, Kisei, 19) defeated Masataka Goda 9th Dan (50) in the 1st group of the ranking battle B class with 106 moves, and the result of this term was 6 wins and 1 loss. We have taken another step forward to enter the A grade for the first time. Fujii Triple Crown has 5 stations left, and if he wins all, he will be promoted on his own.
Until the day before, Yuki Sasaki 7th Dan (27), who won 6 consecutive victories, and Shota Chida 7th Dan (27), who went up in the ranking based on the previous year’s results while 5 wins and 1 loss, were in 3rd place, but A The top two are in the promotion frame to the class. Although each of the three has left a direct confrontation, for Fujii Triple Crown, who suffers if he suffers two losses before that, the main office with Goda Kudan, who boasts a track record of the sixth title, was an unbeatable battle.
The first station, which started with the reclining silver from the first move of Goda Kudan, is completely equal in the situation from 6 pm to the dinner break. However, in terms of time, Triple Crown Fujii took the lead for about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Taking into account the 40 minutes of the dinner break that I had on my turn and the consideration time of 1 hour and 35 minutes, and the total of 2 hours and 15 minutes, I decided on the point of the game and gradually led the points from the aggressive attack. Together with Kudan Goda, who is also known as a long-time scholar, he carefully considered the path to victory, and even after that, he did not give a chance for a reversal and pushed hard.
After the game, Triple Crown Fujii said, “(In the early stages) this ball is thin and not thick, so I always thought that it was the last minute.” It was a shogi that I couldn’t grasp and it was difficult to judge through the whole game. ” For promotion, he said, “I’m third, but I have my own eyes, so I’ll do my best to get promoted.”
In the B-class 1 group, 13 Go players perform a total of 12 stations in a round robin. Fujii Triple Crown keeps 1 loss with this victory. Other Go players will play all at once on the 21st, but if both Sasaki 7th Dan and Senda 7th Dan win, they will remain in 3rd place. If either one loses, it will move up to 2nd place, and if both lose, it will move up to the top position at once. If Triple Crown Fujii decides to be promoted to A-class this term, the possibility of acquiring a master at the youngest will continue. Next year, he will challenge the master in the first A-class race, and if he gets more, he will be able to break the record of the youngest master of 21 years and 2 months held by Koji Tanigawa 9th Dan (59).
(From ABEMA / Shogi Channel)