|First news from Japan||2008-03-08 11:58:30|
Japanses players are very shy and can't speak English so Probablly only a few player contacts here. (Except Mr. Okabe)
I will write Japanese renju news occasionally.
<Young players beat old players!>
Mr. Kamo (true name=Oosumi) beat meijin Hasegawa at the Kyoto title match.
He beat Hasegawa 2-0 in Feburary.
I don't know diagrams but he proved he became a better player.
In Kansai area (Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe) Kamo will be admitted the strongest player as well as Hasegawa.
Mr. Okabe beat Mr. Nakamura !! (but only one game...)
The Kanto-Championship was held last month between Okabe and Nakamura.
1st game draw
2nd game Okabe 1-0 Nakamura ^o^
3rd game Nakamura 1-0 Okabe
4th game Nakamura 1-0 Okabe
Totally, Nakamura won at 2-1-1.
However, Nakamura lost the game for the fist time of this century!!
I don't know the game except 3rd game.
//3rd game: Okabe 0-1 Nakamura//
08 + + 0503
+ + 01 + 06
Mr.Nakamura moved new 8th (not new move ? I don't know) at D3 and won easily.
He is still strong player!!