Kisei (shogi)

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Kisei (棋聖?) is one of the seven titles in Japanese professional shogi.

The word "Kisei" means an excellent player of shogi or Go. ("ki"(棋) = shogi or Go, "sei"(聖) = an excellent person)

Kisei tournament started in 1962. Until the year 1994, it was held twice a year.

The challenger for Kisei title holder is determined by 1st, 2nd and final preliminary round.

The player that wins three games out of five first in the championship will become the new Kisei title holder.

Lifetime Kisei[edit]

The "Lifetime Kisei" (永世棋聖?) title is awarded to a player who has won Kisei Championship five times. Active players may qualify for this title, but it is only officially awarded upon their retirement or death.

List of Lifetime Kisei title holders

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score Opponent
1962 Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Masao Tsukada
1963 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-0 Tatsuya Futakami
1963 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Kozoh Masuda
1964 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-2 Shigeru Sekine
1964 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-0 So-etsu Homma
1965 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-2 Kozoh Masuda
1965 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-2 Tatsuya Futakami
1966 first Tatsuya Futakami 3-1 Yasuharu Oyama
1966 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-0 Tatsuya Futakami
1967 first Michiyoshi Yamada 3-1 Yasuharu Oyama
1967 second Michiyoshi Yamada 3-2 Makoto Nakahara
1968 first Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Michiyoshi Yamada
1968 second Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Yasuharu Oyama
1969 first Makoto Nakahara 3-0 Michiyoshi Yamada
1969 second Kunio Naitoh 3-1 Makoto Nakahara
1970 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Kunio Naitoh
1970 second Makoto Nakahara 3-0 Yasuharu Oyama
1971 first Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Yasuharu Oyama
1971 second Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Tatsuya Futakami
1972 first Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Kunio Naitoh
1972 second Michio Ariyoshi 3-2 Makoto Nakahara
1973 first Kunio Yonenaga 3-1 Michio Ariyoshi
1973 second Kunio Naitoh 3-2 Kunio Yonenaga
1974 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Kunio Naitoh
1974 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-0 Kunio Yonenaga
1975 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Tatsuya Futakami
1975 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-0 Tatsuya Futakami
1976 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Kiyozumi Kiriyama
1976 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-2 Kunio Yonenaga
1977 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Keiji Mori
1977 second Makoto Nakahara 3-2 Yasuharu Oyama
1978 first Makoto Nakahara 3-0 Michio Ariyoshi
1978 second Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Tatsuya Futakami
1979 first Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Hifumi Katoh
1979 second Makoto Nakahara 3-0 Hitoshige Awaji
1980 first Kunio Yonenaga 3-1 Makoto Nakahara
1980 second Tatsuya Futakami 3-1 Kunio Yonenaga
1981 first Tatsuya Futakami 3-0 Makoto Nakahara
1981 second Tatsuya Futakami 3-0 Hifumi Katoh
1982 first Keiji Mori 3-0 Tatsuya Futakami
1982 second Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Keiji Mori
1983 first Hidemitsu Moriyasu 3-2 Makoto Nakahara
1983 second Kunio Yonenaga 3-1 Hidemitsu Moriyasu
1984 first Kunio Yonenaga 3-0 Koji Tanigawa
1984 second Kunio Yonenaga 3-2 Osamu Nakamura
1985 first Kunio Yonenaga 3-1 Osamu Katsuura
1985 second Kunio Yonenaga 3-0 Osamu Nakamura
1986 first Kiyozumi Kiriyama 3-1 Kunio Yonenaga
1986 second Kiyozumi Kiriyama 3-1 Yoshikazu Minami
1987 first Kiyozumi Kiriyama 3-0 Kazuyoshi Nishimura
1987 second Yoshikazu Minami 3-0 Kiyozumi Kiriyama
1988 first Torahiko Tanaka 3-2 Yoshikazu Minami
1988 second Makoto Nakahara 3-2 Torahiko Tanaka
1989 first Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Yoshikazu Minami
1989 second Makoto Nakahara 3-2 Nobuyuki Yashiki
1990 first Nobuyuki Yashiki 3-2 Makoto Nakahara
1990 second Nobuyuki Yashiki 3-1 Taku Morishita
1991 first Yoshikazu Minami 3-2 Nobuyuki Yashiki
1991 second Koji Tanigawa 3-0 Yoshikazu Minami
1992 first Koji Tanigawa 3-1 Masataka Goda
1992 second Koji Tanigawa 3-0 Masataka Goda
1993 first Yoshiharu Habu 3-1 Koji Tanigawa
1993 second Yoshiharu Habu 3-2 Koji Tanigawa
1994 first Yoshiharu Habu 3-1 Koji Tanigawa
1994 second Yoshiharu Habu 3-0 Akira Shima
1995 Yoshiharu Habu 3-0 Hiroyuki Miura
1996 Hiroyuki Miura 3-2 Yoshiharu Habu
1997 Nobuyuki Yashiki 3-1 Miura Hiroyuki
1998 Masataka Goda 3-0 Nobuyuki Yashiki
1999 Koji Tanigawa 3-0 Masataka Goda
2000 Yoshiharu Habu 3-2 Koji Tanigawa
2001 Masataka Goda 3-2 Yoshiharu Habu
2002 Yasumitsu Satoh 3-2 Masataka Goda
2003 Yasumitsu Satoh 3-0 Tadahisa Maruyama
2004 Yasumitsu Satoh 3-0 Toshiyuki Moriuchi
2005 Yasumitsu Satoh 3-2 Yoshiharu Habu
2006 Yasumitsu Satoh 3-0 Daisuke Suzuki
2007 Yasumitsu Satoh 3-1 Akira Watanabe
2008 Yoshiharu Habu 3-2 Yasumitsu Satoh
2009 Yoshiharu Habu 3-2 Kazuki Kimura
2010 Yoshiharu Habu 3-0 Koichi Fukaura
2011 Yoshiharu Habu 3-0 Koichi Fukaura
2012 Yoshiharu Habu 3-0 Taichi Nakamura
2013 Yoshiharu Habu 3-1 Akira Watanabe

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