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Tournament name Tengen Title
Sponsor The Three Newspaper Companies League , The Nihon Ki-in , The Kansai Ki-in
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Winner’s prize 14,000,000 (Japanese yen)
Title match, play-off best-of-five title match
Tournament system Tournament with 28 players plus --- . Winner plays in title match.
Time allowance Title match, main tournament: 3 hours each.
Byo-yomi Title match, main tournament: 5 minutes before end of time.
Byo-yomi 6.5
Qualification for participation All professionals.
Rules for retaining places and seeds Four players who played in the previous semifinals and titleholders seeded in main tournament of the following term.
Year of founding 1975


Term Year Winner Wins and Losses Opponent Komi
39 2013 Iyama Yuta 3-0 Akiyama Jiro 6.5
38 2012 Iyama Yuta 3-0 Kono Rin 6.5
37 2011 Iyama Yuta 3-0 Yuki Satoshi 6.5
36 2010 Yuki Satoshi 3-0 Yamashita Keigo 6.5
35 2009 Yamashita Keigo 3-2 Cho U 6.5
34 2008 Cho U 3-0 Kono Rin 6.5
33 2007 Kono Rin 3-1 Yamashita Keigo 6.5
32 2006 Kono Rin 3-1 Yamashita Keigo 6.5
31 2005 Kono Rin 3-2 Yamashita Keigo 6.5
30 2004 Yamashita Keigo 3-0 Hane Naoki 6.5
29 2003 Hane Naoki 3-2 Yamashita Keigo 6.5
28 2002 Hane Naoki 3-0 Cho Sonjin 5.5
27 2001 Hane Naoki 3-1 Ryu Shikun 5.5
26 2000 Ryu Shikun 3-0 Kobayashi Koichi 5.5
25 1999 Kobayashi Koichi 3-0 Kudo Norio 5.5
24 1998 Kobayashi Koichi 3-2 Kudo Norio 5.5
23 1997 Kudo Norio 3-1 Ryu Shikun 5.5
22 1996 Ryu Shikun 3-2 Rin Kaiho 5.5
21 1995 Ryu Shikun 3-2 Kobayashi Koichi 5.5
20 1994 Ryu Shikun 3-1 Rin Kaiho 5.5
19 1993 Rin Kaiho 3-1 Kataoka Satoshi 5.5
18 1992 Rin Kaiho 3-1 Yamashiro Hiroshi 5.5
17 1991 Rin Kaiho 3-1 Kato Masao 5.5
16 1990 Rin Kaiho 3-1 Kobayashi Koichi 5.5
15 1989 Rin Kaiho 3-2 Cho Chikun 5.5
14 1988 Cho Chikun 3-2 Sonoda Yuichi 5.5
13 1987 Cho Chikun 3-2 Kobayashi Koichi 5.5
12 1986 Kobayashi Koichi 3-1 Sonoda Yuichi 5.5
11 1985 Kobayashi Koichi 3-0 Ishida Yosio 5.5
10 1984 Ishida Yoshio 3-1 Kataoka Satoshi 5.5
9 1983 Kataoka Satoshi 3-1 Awaji Shuzo 5.5
8 1982 Kataoka Satoshi 3-2 Kato Masao 5.5
7 1981 Kato Masao 3-2 Kobayashi Koichi 5.5
6 1980 Kato Masao 3-0 Yamabe Toshiro 5.5
5 1979 Kato Masao 3-0 Kataoka Satoshi 5.5
4 1978 Kato Masao 3-1 Fujisawa Shuko 5.5
3 1977 Shimamura Toshihiro 3-1 Sonoda Yuichi 5.5
2 1976 Kobayashi Koichi 3-1 Sugiuchi Masao 5.5
1 1975 Fujisawa Shuko 3-1 Ohira Shuzo 5.5