- Ratings and tournament results updated (Jan 28, 2014)
A new preliminary rating list as of Jan 24th is available. The most recent tournament results are also available.
- ESC/WOSC 2015 - record number of participants
The ESC/WOSC 2015 took place in Prague (Czech Republic) from 20th to 23th August. With 119 participants a new record number of participants was reached! Professional players attending this year were Hiroe Nakai (ladies professional 6-dan) and Madoka Kitao (ladies professional 2-dan).
Jean Fortin managed to win the European Championship, winning the final game against Sergey Krivoshey . Third finished Laszlo Abuczki .
The WOSC was won by Hideaki Takahashi with a perfect score of 9 wins. Second finished Makoto Kawato with 8 wins and best European player on 3rd place Jean Fortin , who had 7 wins, a score which also Sergey Krivoshey , Vladislav Zakrzhevsky , Vincent Tanyan , Thomas Leiter , Artem Kolomiets and Frederic Verheyden reached.
The blitz tournament was won by Makoto Kawato ahead of Hiroe Nakai and Mitsuro Niizeki . The team tournament was won by Ukraine ahead of Hungary and Belarus.
All results can be found on the tournament webpage.
- Karolina Styczynska joins professional ranks (Jul 3, 2015)
As the first non-Japanese ever, Ms. Karolina Styczynska from Poland has managed to join the ranks of the professional Lady's shogi players. Congratulations!
Links (in English):
Kyodo News - Polish Styczynska to be 1st foreign female "shogi" player
The Mainichi - Polish woman comes one step closer to becoming pro shogi player
Japan Real Time - Japan Shogi Association to Train Foreign Woman for First Time
The Japan Times - Polish woman becomes shogi queen in rare move for foreigner
The Mainichi - Pole 1st foreign woman to reach shogi 3 kyu