The third game of the 39th Shinjin-O title match (best of three) was played on 25th September 2014 at the Nihon Ki-in in Nagoya. Taking black, Ichiriki Ryo 7p beat Shida Tatsuya 7p by resignation after 145 moves. Ichiriki obtains Shinjin-O title by 2-1.
He breaks the record for Shinjin-O title at the youngest age: 17 years and 3 months. (The previous record was 17 years and 5 months achieved by Yoda Norimoto 9p in 1983.)
The final of the 21st Agon Kiriyama Cup was held in Kyoto on 18th October.
Taking black, Iyama Yuta defeated Kono Rin 9p by 1.5 points after 309 moves.
He claimed his third victory in this tournament.
The Nihon Ki-in was founded in 1924 and celebrated its 90th anniversary on 3rd October 2014. The celebration party was held at the Grand Hill Ichigaya hotel with over 300 people in attendance.
Komatsu Hideki 9-dan
pro scored 800 wins (418 losses) as a professional on 9 October 2014, defeating Kanazawa Makoto 4-dan pro by resignation in preliminary A of the 40th Gosei tournament. He is the 33th player at the Nihon Ki-in to reach 800 wins.
Top of the list is Cho Chikun, with 1441 wins (*as of 9 October 2014).
Profile of Komatsu Hideki 9p
- Born in 1967 in Aichi prefecture.
- Became a shodan professional in 1981 and became 9-dan pro in 1995.
- Teacher: Mr. Yasunaga Hajime
He won several titles including:
- 13th Shinjin-O title in 1988
- 17th Shinjin-O title in 1992
- 13th NEC Cup in 1994