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Tournament name Judan Title
Sponsor The Sankei Newspaper , The Nihon Ki-in , The Kansai Ki-in
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Winner’s prize 7,000,000 (Japanese yen)
Title match, play-off best-of-five title match
Tournament system Tournament with 20 players. Winner plays in title match.
Time allowance Title match, main tournament: 4 hours each.
Byo-yomi Title match, main tournament: 5 minutes before end of time.
komi 6.5
Qualification for participation All professionals.
Rules for retaining places and seeds Players who won two games in previous main tournament are seeded in next main tournament.
Year of founding 1961


Term Year Winner Wins and Losses Opponent Komi
52 2014 Takao Shinji 3-2 Yuki Satoshi 6.5
51 2013 Yuki Satoshi 3-2 Iyama Yuta 6.5
50 2012 Iyama Yuta 3-1 Cho U 6.5
49 2011 Iyama Yuta 3-2 Cho U 6.5
48 2010 Cho U 3-0 Yamashita Keigo 6.5
47 2009 Cho U 3-1 Takao Shinji 6.5
46 2008 Takao Shinji 3-0 Cho Chikun 6.5
45 2007 Cho Chikun 3-2 Yamashita Keigo 6.5
44 2006 Cho Chikun 3-1 Yamashita Keigo 6.5
43 2005 Cho Chikun 3-2 O Rissei 6.5
42 2004 O Rissei 3-1 Cho U 6.5
41 2003 O Rissei 3-2 Takao Shinji 5.5
40 2002 O Rissei 3-2 Takemiya Masaki 5.5
39 2001 O Rissei 3-2 Kobayashi Koichi 5.5
38 2000 Kobayashi Koichi 3-0 Nakano Hironari 5.5
37 1999 Kobayashi Koichi 3-0 Hikosaka Naoto 5.5
36 1998 Hikosaka Naoto 3-2 Kato Masao 5.5
35 1997 Kato Masao 3-2 Yoda Norimoto 5.5
34 1996 Yoda Norimoto 3-1 O Rissei 5.5
33 1995 Yoda Norimoto 3-0 Otake Hideo 5.5
32 1994 Otake Hideo 3-2 Kobayashi Koichi 5.5
31 1993 Otake Hideo 3-1 Takemiya Masaki 5.5
30 1992 Takemiya Masaki 3-1 Kobayashi Koichi 5.5
29 1991 Takemiya Masaki 3-2 Cho Chikun 5.5
28 1990 Takemiya Masaki 3-2 Cho Chikun 5.5
27 1989 Cho Chikun 3-0 Rin Kaiho 5.5
26 1988 Cho Chikun 3-2 Kato Masao 5.5
25 1987 Kato Masao 3-1 Kobayashi Koichi 5.5
24 1986 Kobayashi Koichi 3-0 Takemiya Masaki 5.5
23 1985 Kobayashi Koichi 3-0 Otake Hideo 5.5
22 1984 Kobayashi Koichi 3-2 Kato Masao 5.5
21 1983 Kato Masao 3-2 Cho Chikun 5.5
20 1982 Cho Chikun 3-1 Otake Hideo 5.5
19 1981 Otake Hideo 3-0 Hashimoto Shoji 5.5
18 1980 Otake Hideo 3-2 Kato Masao 5.5
17 1979 Kato Masao 3-1 Hashimoto Shoji 5.5
16 1978 Kato Masao 3-1 Rin Kaiho 5.5
15 1977 Kato Masao 3-0 Sakata Eio 5.5
14 1976 Kato Masao 3-2 Rin Kaiho 5.5
13 1975 Rin Kaiho 3-0 Hashimoto Shoji 5.5
12 1974 Hashimoto Shoji 3-1 Sakata Eio 5.5
11 1973 Sakata Eio 3-0 Takagi Shoichi 5.5
10 1972 Sakata Eio 3-2 Hashimoto Utaro 5.5
9 1971 Hashimoto Utaro 3-2 Otake Hideo 5.5
8 1969 Otake Hideo 3-0 Sakata Eio 5.5
7 1968 Sakata Eio 3-1 Fujisawa Syuko 5.5
6 1968 Sakata Eio 3-2 Fujisawa Hosai 5.5
5 1966 Sakata Eio 3-1 Takagawa Shukaku 5.5
4 1965 Takagawa Shukaku 3-1 Fujisawa Hosai 5.5
3 1964 Fujisawa Hosai 3-2 Handa Dogen 5.5
2 1963 Handa Dogen 3-1 Hashimoto Utaro 5.5
1 1962 Hashimoto Utaro 3-1 Handa Dogen 5.5