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 eisei kisei?) 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]

No. Year Winner Score Opponent
1 1962 Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Masao Tsukada
2 1963 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-0 Tatsuya Futakami
3 1963 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Kozoh Masuda
4 1964 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-2 Shigeru Sekine
5 1964 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-0 So-etsu Homma
6 1965 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-2 Kozoh Masuda
7 1965 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-2 Tatsuya Futakami
8 1966 first Tatsuya Futakami 3-1 Yasuharu Oyama
9 1966 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-0 Tatsuya Futakami
10 1967 first Michiyoshi Yamada 3-1 Yasuharu Oyama
11 1967 second Michiyoshi Yamada 3-2 Makoto Nakahara
12 1968 first Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Michiyoshi Yamada
13 1968 second Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Yasuharu Oyama
14 1969 first Makoto Nakahara 3-0 Michiyoshi Yamada
15 1969 second Kunio Naitoh 3-1 Makoto Nakahara
16 1970 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Kunio Naitoh
17 1970 second Makoto Nakahara 3-0 Yasuharu Oyama
18 1971 first Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Yasuharu Oyama
19 1971 second Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Tatsuya Futakami
20 1972 first Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Kunio Naitoh
21 1972 second Michio Ariyoshi 3-2 Makoto Nakahara
22 1973 first Kunio Yonenaga 3-1 Michio Ariyoshi
23 1973 second Kunio Naitoh 3-2 Kunio Yonenaga
24 1974 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Kunio Naitoh
25 1974 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-0 Kunio Yonenaga
26 1975 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Tatsuya Futakami
27 1975 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-0 Tatsuya Futakami
28 1976 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Kiyozumi Kiriyama
29 1976 second Yasuharu Oyama 3-2 Kunio Yonenaga
30 1977 first Yasuharu Oyama 3-1 Keiji Mori
31 1977 second Makoto Nakahara 3-2 Yasuharu Oyama
32 1978 first Makoto Nakahara 3-0 Michio Ariyoshi
33 1978 second Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Tatsuya Futakami
34 1979 first Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Hifumi Katoh
35 1979 second Makoto Nakahara 3-0 Hitoshige Awaji
36 1980 first Kunio Yonenaga 3-1 Makoto Nakahara
37 1980 second Tatsuya Futakami 3-1 Kunio Yonenaga
38 1981 first Tatsuya Futakami 3-0 Makoto Nakahara
39 1981 second Tatsuya Futakami 3-0 Hifumi Katoh
40 1982 first Keiji Mori 3-0 Tatsuya Futakami
41 1982 second Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Keiji Mori
42 1983 first Hidemitsu Moriyasu 3-2 Makoto Nakahara
43 1983 second Kunio Yonenaga 3-1 Hidemitsu Moriyasu
44 1984 first Kunio Yonenaga 3-0 Koji Tanigawa
45 1984 second Kunio Yonenaga 3-2 Osamu Nakamura
46 1985 first Kunio Yonenaga 3-1 Osamu Katsuura
47 1985 second Kunio Yonenaga 3-0 Osamu Nakamura
48 1986 first Kiyozumi Kiriyama 3-1 Kunio Yonenaga
49 1986 second Kiyozumi Kiriyama 3-1 Yoshikazu Minami
50 1987 first Kiyozumi Kiriyama 3-0 Kazuyoshi Nishimura
51 1987 second Yoshikazu Minami 3-0 Kiyozumi Kiriyama
52 1988 first Torahiko Tanaka 3-2 Yoshikazu Minami
53 1988 second Makoto Nakahara 3-2 Torahiko Tanaka
54 1989 first Makoto Nakahara 3-1 Yoshikazu Minami
55 1989 second Makoto Nakahara 3-2 Nobuyuki Yashiki
56 1990 first Nobuyuki Yashiki 3-2 Makoto Nakahara
57 1990 second Nobuyuki Yashiki 3-1 Taku Morishita
58 1991 first Yoshikazu Minami 3-2 Nobuyuki Yashiki
59 1991 second Koji Tanigawa 3-0 Yoshikazu Minami
60 1992 first Koji Tanigawa 3-1 Masataka Goda
61 1992 second Koji Tanigawa 3-0 Masataka Goda
62 1993 first Yoshiharu Habu 3-1 Koji Tanigawa
63 1993 second Yoshiharu Habu 3-2 Koji Tanigawa
64 1994 first Yoshiharu Habu 3-1 Koji Tanigawa
65 1994 second Yoshiharu Habu 3-0 Akira Shima
66 1995 Yoshiharu Habu 3-0 Hiroyuki Miura
67 1996 Hiroyuki Miura 3-2 Yoshiharu Habu
68 1997 Nobuyuki Yashiki 3-1 Miura Hiroyuki
69 1998 Masataka Goda 3-0 Nobuyuki Yashiki
70 1999 Koji Tanigawa 3-0 Masataka Goda
71 2000 Yoshiharu Habu 3-2 Koji Tanigawa
72 2001 Masataka Goda 3-2 Yoshiharu Habu
73 2002 Yasumitsu Satoh 3-2 Masataka Goda
74 2003 Yasumitsu Satoh 3-0 Tadahisa Maruyama
75 2004 Yasumitsu Satoh 3-0 Toshiyuki Moriuchi
76 2005 Yasumitsu Satoh 3-2 Yoshiharu Habu
77 2006 Yasumitsu Satoh 3-0 Daisuke Suzuki
78 2007 Yasumitsu Satoh 3-1 Akira Watanabe
79 2008 Yoshiharu Habu 3-2 Yasumitsu Satoh
80 2009 Yoshiharu Habu 3-2 Kazuki Kimura
81 2010 Yoshiharu Habu 3-0 Koichi Fukaura
82 2011 Yoshiharu Habu 3-0 Koichi Fukaura
83 2012 Yoshiharu Habu 3-0 Taichi Nakamura
84 2013 Yoshiharu Habu 3-1 Akira Watanabe
85 2014 Yoshiharu Habu 3-0 Toshiyuki Moriuchi

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