As I reported on October 25, the 78th Honinbo League got off to a start on October 3 when Yo Seiki beat Fujita Akihiko.
(Oct. 20) Ichiriki Ryo Kisei (B) beat Tsuruyama Atsushi 8-dan by resig.; Shibano Toramaru 9-dan (B) beat Motoki Katsuya 8-dan by 1.5 points.
(Oct. 24) Kyo Kagen Judan (W) beat Otake Yu 7-dan by resig.
That completes the first round. I will give the league chart in my next report.
Women’s Meijin League
Kobayashi Izumi, a newcomer to the league, and Nakamura Sumire, the previous challenger, have both made good starts.
Results to date:
Kobayashi Izumi 7-dan (B) beat Suzuki Ayumi 7-dan by 7.5 points.
(Oct. 27) Nakamura Sumire 3-dan (W) beat Xie Yimin
Nakamura Sumire’s results for the year so far are 42-20 (see “Most Wins” item below). Her overall results as a pro are 123 wins to 62 losses, so she has won a fraction under two thirds of her games.
(Oct. 17) Sumire (W) lost to Xie Yimin 7-dan by 2.5 points (Prelim. B、71st Oza).
(Oct. 20) Sumire (B) beat Tsukuda Akiko 6-dan by resig. (main tournament, 26th Women’s Kisei).
(Oct. 27) Sumire beat Xie Yimin – see Women’s Meijin League article above.
(Oct. 28) Sumire beat Kwon Hyojin – see Samsung article above.