Yoshiharu Habu

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Yoshiharu Habu at International Shogi Forum 2011

Yoshiharu Habu, F.M. (羽生善治 Habu Yoshiharu?, born September 27, 1970) is a professional shogi player and a chess FIDE Master. He studied shogi under Tatsuya Futakami(ja) (二上達也 Futakami Tatsuya?).

Early life[edit]

Yoshiharu Habu was born in Tokorozawa, Saitama in 1970 and moved to Hachioji, Tokyo before entering kindergarten. Habu first encountered shogi in his first year of elementary school, when his classmates taught him how the shogi pieces move. He was so fascinated by the game that his mother entered him in a shogi tournament held at the Hachioji Shogi Club in the summer of in 1978. Although Habu was eliminated during the preliminary rounds with a record of 1 win and 2 losses, his parents took him to the shogi club every weekend from October 1978. Habu improved so rapidly that he was promoted to amateur 5-dan in October 1981 at the age of 11.[1][2]

During his elementary school days, Habu regularly participated in regional shogi tournaments, mainly for children. At these tournaments, Habu played against several children of the same age who would also become professional players, including Toshiyuki Moriuchi(ja), Yasumitsu Sato(ja) and Manabu Senzaki(ja). Those players born around 1970 are now known as the "Habu generation"(ja), not just because they were born in the same year, but also due to their outstanding achievements as players.[1]

In July 1981, Habu qualified to participate in the Amateur Meijin Tournament(ja) as the youngest ever representative ever of the Tokyo Suburban Area, and won four tournaments for elementary school children the following August. He expressed his desire to become a professional player and asked advice from Katsuyasu Nakajima, the owner of the Hachioji Shogi Club and a student of Tatsuya Futakami. Habu applied to the Apprentice professional training school(ja) (奨励会 shōreikai?) [3] as Futakami's student and was accepted as a member in 1982.

Shogi professional[edit]

Habu became a 4-dan professional in 1985 at the age of 14. He was the third "high school kid professional" in shogi history following Hifumi Kato(ja) and Koji Tanigawa(ja). In 1989, at the age of 19, Habu 6-dan won the Ryu-oh championship, defeating Akira Shima(ja) who led a 4-person shogi study group "Shimaken" in which Habu himself took part. This was the first time Habu won one of the seven major titles making him, at the time, the youngest titleholder ever. Although he lost the Ryu-oh title to Tanigawa the following year, Habu won the Kioh championship four months later in 1991.[2] Since then he has held at least one of the seven major titles every year since then, and according to custom of the titleholder system he has, therefore, never been referred to by his dan ranking since winning that first championship in 1989.

Accumulating three wins in major championships (Ryu-oh in 1989, Kioh in 1991 and 1992), Habu actually did qualify for promotion to 9-dan in March 1992, but the existing promotion rules required him to be promoted to 8-dan first and then to wait one year before his next promotion. He was officially promoted to 9-dan on April 1, 1994.[4]

In 1992 Habu won the Oza championship defeating Bungo Fukuzaki(ja) to hold two titles (Kioh and Oza) simultaneously. In 1996 (February 14 to July 30), Habu became the first professional to ever hold all seven major titles (Ryu-oh, Meijin, Kisei, Oi, Oza, Kioh, and Osho) at the same time, a remarkable feat that has not been duplicated since.[2]

In July 2012, Habu won his 81st shogi title overall when he won in the Kisei title, becoming 1st on the all-time title-winners list, and surpassing the 80 of the late Yasuharu Oyama.[5]

In June 2014, Habu defeated the defending Meijin Toshiyuki Moriuchi four games to none to become the 72nd Meijin. Habu lost his Meijin title to Moriuchi in 2011 (69th Meijin match) and was unable defeat Moriuchi and regain the title in both 2012 (70th Meijin match) and 2013 (71st Meijin match). By defeating Moriuchi, Habu not only moved into a tie with both Moriuchi and Yoshio Kimura for third place on the all time Meijin winner's list, he also became the first person the recapture the title for the third time.[6]

In November 2014, Habu won his 1300 official game, becoming the fourth player to do so, the youngest player to do so (44 years and 1 month) and the fastest player to do since turning professional (28 years and 11 months). Habu's win came in his 1801 game as a professional and his winning percentage of 0.723 at the time is the all-time highest of any professional player to date.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 1996 Habu married the actress Rie Hatada, who retired from her career after marriage. As of 2012 they have two daughters.[2] He is also one of the best chess players in Japan, with an Elo rating of 2415 (February 2014).[8][9]

Promotion history[edit]

The promotion history of Habu is as follows:[4]

  • 1982, December 2: 6-kyu
  • 1983, February 2: 5-kyu (6 wins, 3 losses)
  • 1983, March 28: 4-kyu (6 wins, no losses)
  • 1983, May 11: 3-kyu: (6 wins, no losses)
  • 1983, July 7: 2-kyu: (6 wins, no losses)
  • 1983, August 24: 1-kyu: (6 wins, no losses)
  • 1984, January 11: 1-dan (12 wins, 4 losses)
  • 1984, September 10: 2-dan (14 wins, 5 losses)
  • 1985, April 25: 3-dan (12 wins, 4 losses)
  • 1985, December 12: 4-dan (13 wins, 4 losses)
  • 1988, April 1: 5-dan (for being promoted to Class C1 of Meijin ranking leagues)
  • 1989, October 1: 6-dan (for being the Ryu-oh challenger)
  • 1990, October 1: 7-dan (for being the Ryu-oh title holder)
  • 1993, April 1: 8-dan (for being promoted to Class A of the Meijin ranking leagues)
  • 1994, April 1: 9-dan (Qualified for rank in 1993 after holding a major title for three periods (years), but needed to wait one year after of 8-dan promotion before promoted to 9-dan [10])

Titles and other championships[edit]

Titles [4]
Title Years Held Number of titles
Ryu-oh 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002 6
Meijin 1994–1996, 2003, 2008–2010、2014 (current) 8
Kisei 1993–1995, 2000, 2008–2014 (current) 13
Oi 1993–2001, 2004–2006, 2011–2014 (current) 16
Oza 1992–2010, 2012-2014 (current) 22
Kioh 1991–2002, 2005 13
Osho 1996–2001, 2003, 2005–2009 12

Lifetime titles (qualified for, but awarded upon retirement or death): Lifetime Meijin, Lifetime Kisei, Lifetime Oi, Lifetime Oza, Lifetime Kioh, Lifetime Osho.

Non-title tournaments [4]
Tournament Years Held Number of times
Tatsujin-sen(ja) 2011, 2012 2
Asahi Cup Open(ja) 2009, 2011, 2013 3
*Asahi Open(ja) 2003-2006 4
*All Nihon Pro(ja) 1990, 1992, 1998 3
Ginga-sen(ja) 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2012 7
NHK Cup 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2008-2011 10
*Hayazashi Senshuken(ja) 1992, 1995, 2002 3
Nihon Series(ja) 1991, 1998, 2003, 2010-2011 5
Shinjin-Oh(ja) 1988 1
*All Star Kachinuki-sen(ja) 1988, 1990, 1997, 1999 4
*Tenno-sen(ja) 1987, 1988 2
*Young Lions(ja) 1987, 1989 2

Lifetime titles: Lifetime NHK Cup Champion

Note: Tournaments marked with an asterisk (*) are no longer held.

Awards[edit]

Habu's has received the following awards in recognition of his accomplishments throughout his career. The "Annual shogi awards" are awarded by the Japan Shogi Association(ja), or JSA, to its members each year in recognition of performance during official play throughout the previous professional shogi year or shogi"nendo" (年度?) (April 1 to March 31).[11] "Other awards" includes those awarded by the JSA for career accomplishments and those awarded governmental organizations, etc. for contributions made to Japanese society.[4]

Annual shogi awards
  • 14th Annual Awards (April 1986 — March 1987): Best Winning Percentage, Best New Player
  • 15th Annual Awards (April 1987 — March 1988): Best Winning Percentage, Most Victories, Fighting-spirit
  • 16th Annual Awards (April 1988 — March 1989): Player of the Year, Best Winning Percentage, Most Games Won, Most Games Played, Most Consecutive Games Won
  • 17th Annual Awards (April 1989 — March 1990): Player of the Year, Best Winning Percentage, Most Games Won, Most Games Played, Most Consecutive Games Won
  • 19th Annual Awards (April 1991 — March 1992): Fighting-spirit
  • 20th Annual Awards (April 1992 — March 1993): Player of the Year, Best Winning Percentage, Most Games Won, Most Games Played, Most Consecutive Games Won
  • 21st Annual Awards (April 1993 — March 1994): Player of the Year
  • 22nd Annual Awards (April 1994 — March 1995): Player of the Year, Most Games Won
  • 23rd Annual Awards (April 1995 — March 1996): Player of the Year, Best Winning Percentage, Most Games Won, Special Award
  • 24th Annual Awards (April 1996 — March 1997): Player of the Year
  • 26th Annual Awards (April 1998 — March 1999): Player of the Year, Most Games Played
  • 27th Annual Awards (April 1999 — March 2000): Player of the Year
  • 28th Annual Awards (April 2000 — March 2001): Player of the Year, Best Winning Percentage, Most Games Won, Most Games Played, Most Consecutive Games Won
  • 29th Annual Awards (April 2001 — March 2002): Player of the Year
  • 30th Annual Awards (April 2002 — March 2003): Player of the Year, Most Games Won, Most Games Played
  • 32nd Annual Awards (April 2004 — March 2005): Player of the Year, Most Games Won, Most Games Played
  • 33rd Annual Awards (April 2005 — March 2006): Player of the Year, Most Games Played, Most Consecutive Games Won
  • 34th Annual Awards (April 2006 — March 2007): Excellent Player, Game of the Year
  • 35th Annual Awards (April 2007 — March 2008): Player of the Year, Most Games Won, Most Games Played, Game of the Year
  • 36th Annual Awards (April 2008 — March 2009): Player of the Year, Game of the Year
  • 37th Annual Awards (April 2009 — March 2010): Player of the Year
  • 38th Annual Awards (April 2010 — March 2011): Player of the Year, Most Games Won
  • 39th Annual Awards (April 2011 — March 2012): Player of the Year, Most Games Won, Most Games Played
  • 40th Annual Awards (April 2012 — March 2013): Excellent Player, Most Games Won, Most Games Played, Game of the Year, Special Award
  • 41st Annual Awards (April 2013 — March 2014): Excellent Player, Most Games Won, Most Games Played, Game of the Year
Other awards
  • 1994: Tokyo Resident Culture Honor Award (Awarded by the Governor of Tokyo in recognition of cultural achievements by a Tokyoite)
  • 1996: Prime Minister's Award (Awarded by then Japanese Prime Minister Ryūtarō Hashimoto in recognition of becoming the first person to hold all seven major shogi titles at the same time.
  • 1999: Shogi Honor Award (Awarded by the JSA in recognition of winning 600 official games as a professional)
  • 2003: Shogi Honor Fighting-spirit Award (Awarded by JSA in recognition of winning 800 official games as a professional)
  • 2007: Special Shogi Honor Award (Awarded by the JSA in recognition of winning 1,000 official games as a professional)
  • 2008: 56th Kikuchi Kan Prize (Awarded by the publishing company Bungei Shunju in recognition of cultural achievements)
  • 2010: 25 Years Service Award (Awarded by the JSA in recognition of being an active professional for twenty-five years)
Prize Money Leader

Since 1993, Habu has finished at the top of the year-end prize money rankings a total of 19 times (1993-1996, 1998-2012) and second twice (1997 and 2013).[12][13][14] All amounts are given in Japanese yen and consist of tournament winnings and other game fees received during the calendar year (January 1 to December 31).

  • 1993: \100,630,000
  • 1994: \112,970,000
  • 1995: \165,970,000
  • 1996: \161,450,000
  • 1998: \114,660,000
  • 1999: \78,720,000
  • 2000: \105,950,000
  • 2001: \115,190,000
  • 2002: \110,480,000
  • 2003: \129,100,000
  • 2004: \112,720,000
  • 2005: \103,910,000
  • 2006: \93,760,000
  • 2007: \81,320,000
  • 2008: \107,110,000
  • 2009: \112,780,000
  • 2010: \115,760,000
  • 2011: \98,860,000
  • 2012: \91,750,000

Publications[edit]

Habu has written numerous books, articles, etc. on shogi and various other topics. The vast majority of these works are in Japanese, but a few have been written especially for non-Japanese readers. Below is a select list of Habu's works.

Books in English[edit]

  • — (2000). Habu's Words. Translated by Tony Hosking and Yamato Takahashi(ja). Stratford-upon-Avon, England: The Shogi Foundation. ISBN 978-0953108923. 
  • —with Hosking, Tony (2010). Masters of Shogi. Stratford-upon-Avon, England: The Shogi Foundation. ISBN 978-0953108947. 
Wrote foreword
  • Hosking, Tony (1997). Art of Shogi (2nd ed.). Stratford-upon-Avon, England: The Shogi Foundation. ISBN 978-0953108909. 
  • Hosking, Tony (2006). Classic Shogi: Games Collection. Stratford-upon-Avon, England: The Shogi Foundation. ISBN 978-0953108930. 

Books in Japanese[edit]

  • — (1991). Mirakuru Shūbanjūtsu—Yosetesuji o Patānkashite Shōkai ミラクル終盤術―寄せ手筋をパターン化して詳解 [Miracle Endgame Technique—Endgame Tactics Explained Using Patterns]. Tokyo, Japan: 日本将棋連盟 (Nihon Shōgi Renmei, Japan Shogi Association). ISBN 978-4819703086. 
  • — (1992–1994). Habu no Zunō Shirīzu 羽生の頭脳シリーズ [Habu's Brain (Series)]. 10 volumes. Tokyo, Japan: 日本将棋連盟 (Nihon Shōgi Renmei, Japan Shogi Association). 
— (April 1992). Kyūsen Shikenbisha Yaburi Part 1 急戦四間飛車破り Part 1 [Defeating the Quick Attack Fourth-file Rook Part 1]. ISBN 978-4819703154. 
— (June 1992). Kyūsen Shikenbisha Yaburi Part 2 急戦四間飛車破り Part2 [Defeating the Quick Attack Fourth-file Rook Part 2]. ISBN 978-4819703116. 
— (August 1992). Kyūsen, Nakabisha-Sangenbisha Yaburi 急戦、中飛車・三間飛車破り! [Defeating the Quick Attack Central Rook and Third-file Rook]. ISBN 978-4819703123. 
— (October 1992). Ibisha Anaguma to Hidari Minō 居飛車穴熊と左美濃 [Static Rook Anaguma and Left Mino]. ISBN 978-4819703130. 
— (January 1993). Saikyō Yagura - Gote Kyūsen to San Nana Gin Senpō 最強矢倉・後手急戦と3七銀戦法 [The Strongest Yagura - White Quick Attack and Silver 3g System]. ISBN 978-4819703147. 
— (May 1993). Saikyō Yagura - Morishita Shisutemu 最強矢倉・森下システム [The Strongest Yagura - Morishita System]. ISBN 978-4819703109. 
— (September 1993). Kakugawari Saizensen 角換わり最前線 [Cutting Edge Bishop Exchange]. ISBN 978-4819703161. 
— (March 1994). Saishin no Hineribisha 最新のヒネリ飛車 [Latest Twisting Rook]. ISBN 978-4819703178. 
— (September 1994). Gekisen! Yokofudori 激戦! 横歩取り [Ultra Sharp! Side Pawn Capture]. ISBN 978-4819703208. 
— (December 1994). Saishin no Yokofudori Senpō 最新の横歩取り戦法 [Latest Side Pawn Capture System]. ISBN 978-4819703215. 
  • — (1993). Tensai Tsume Shōgi 天才詰将棋 [Brilliant Mating Problems]. 光文社将棋シリーズ (Kōbunsha Shōgi Shirīzu, Kobunsha Shogi Series). Tokyo, Japan: 光文社 (Kōbunsha Kobunsha Co., Ltd). ISBN 978-4334716592. 
  • —with Yonenaga, Kunio (1999). Benkyō no Shikata—Atama ga Yokunaru Himitsu 勉強の仕方―頭がよくなる秘密 [How to Study—Secret to Becoming Smarter]. Tokyo, Japan: 祥伝社 (Shōdensha, Shodensha Publishing co., Ltd). ISBN 978-4396311193. 
  • —with Senzaki, Manabu (2000). Muryama Satoshi Meikyokufu 村山聖名局譜 [Best Games of Satoshi Murayama]. Tokyo, Japan: 日本将棋連盟 (Nihon Shōgi Renmei, Japan Shogi Association). ISBN 978-4819702119. 
  • —with Kiya, Taiji (2001). Habu no Shinkakugen Hyakugo 羽生の新格言集105 [Habu's 105 New Maxims]. Tokyo, Japan: 日本将棋連盟 (Nihon Shōgi Renmei, Japan Shogi Association). ISBN 978-4819703666. 
  • — (2003–2007). Habu no Kisoku Shirīzu 羽生の規則シリーズ [Habu's Rule (Series)]. 6 volumes. Tokyo, Japan: 日本将棋連盟 (Nihon Shōgi Renmei, Japan Shogi Association). 
— (December 2003). Fu no Tesuji 歩の手筋 [Pawn Tactics]. ISBN 978-4819703727. 
— (April 2004). Kin, Gin no Tesuji 金銀の手筋 [Gold and Silver Tactics]. ISBN 978-4819703758. 
— (September 2004). Gyoku, Kei, Kyō no Tesuji 玉桂香の手筋 [King, Knight and Lance Tactics]. ISBN 978-4819703772. 
— (December 2004). Hi, Kaku no Tesuji 飛角の手筋 [Rook and Bishop Tactics]. ISBN 978-4819703796. 
— (June 2006). Gyoku no Kakoikata 玉の囲い方 [Castling Methods]. ISBN 978-4819703833. 
— (March 2007). Shikake 仕掛け [Attacking]. ISBN 978-4819703857. 
  • — (2004). Kantan ni, Tanjun ni Kangaeru 簡単に, 単純に考える [Thinking Beyond Set Patterns]. PHP文庫 (PHP Bunko, PHP Paperbacks). Kyoto, Japan: PHP研究所 (PHP Kenkyūsho, PHP Institute). ISBN 978-4569679532. 
  • — (2005). Ketsudan Ryoku 決断力 [Decisiveness]. 角川oneテーマ21 (Kadogawa One Tēma nijuichi, Kadogawa One Theme 21). Tokyo, Japan: 角川書店 (Kadogawa Shoten, Kadogawa Books). ISBN 978-4047100084. 
  • — (2005). Habu Yoshiharu no Shūbanjūtsu (1): Seme wo Tsunagu Hon 羽生善治の終盤術(1):攻めをつなぐ本 [Yoshiharu Habu Endgame Technique (1): Maintaining the Attack]. 最強将棋21 (Saikyō Shōgi Nijūichi, The Strongest Shogi 21). Tokyo, Japan: 浅川書房 (Asakawa Shobō, Asakawa Books). ISBN 978-4861370113. 
  • — (2006). Habu Yoshiharu no Shūbanjūtsu (2): Kihon dake de Koko made Dekiru 羽生善治の終盤術(2):基本だけでここまで出来る [Yoshiharu Habu Endgame Technique (2): You Can Get This Far with only the Basics]. 最強将棋21 (Saikyō Shōgi Nijūichi, The Strongest Shogi 21). Tokyo, Japan: 浅川書房 (Asakawa Shobō, Asakawa Books). ISBN 978-4861370120. 
  • — (2006). Habu Yoshiharu no Shūbanjūtsu (3): Katasa wo Kuzusu Hon 羽生善治の終盤術(3):堅さをくずす本 [Yoshiharu Habu Endgame Technique (3): Breaking Through a Strong Position]. 最強将棋21 (Saikyō Shōgi Nijūichi, The Strongest Shogi 21). Tokyo, Japan: 浅川書房 (Asakawa Shobō, Asakawa Books). ISBN 978-4861370137. 
  • — (2009). Habu Yoshiharu no Mirumiru Tsuyokunaru Shōgi Nyūmon: Gokajō de Kachikata ga Wakaru 羽生善治のみるみる強くなる将棋入門: 5ヵ条で勝ち方がわかる [Yoshiharu Habu's Guide to Quickly Getting Strong at Shogi: Understanding the 5 keys to winning]. 羽生善治の将棋シリーズ (Habu Yoshiharu no Shōgi Shirīzu, Yoshiharu Habu Shogi Series). Tokyo, Japan: 池田書店 (Ikeda Shoten, Ikeda Publishing). ISBN 978-4262101446. 
  • — (2009). Habu Yoshiharu no Mirumiru Tsuyokunaru Shōgi Nyūmon: Joban no Sashikata 羽生善治のみるみる強くなる将棋入門: 序盤の指し方 [Yoshiharu Habu's Guide to Quickly Getting Strong at Shogi: How to play the opening]. 羽生善治の将棋シリーズ (Habu Yoshiharu no Shōgi Shirīzu, Yoshiharu Habu Shogi Series). Tokyo, Japan: 池田書店 (Ikeda Shoten, Ikeda Publishing). ISBN 978-4262101453. 
  • — (2010). Kawariyuku Gendai Shōgi Jō 変わりゆく現代将棋 上 [Ever-changing Modern Shogi, First Volume]. Tokyo, Japan: 毎日コミュニケーションズ (Mainichi Komyunikēshonzu, Mainichi Communications). ISBN 978-4839934408. 
  • — (2010). Kawariyuku Gendai Shōgi Ge 変わりゆく現代将棋 下 [Ever-changing Modern Shogi, Second Volume]. Tokyo, Japan: 毎日コミュニケーションズ (Mainichi Komyunikēshonzu, Mainichi Communications). ISBN 978-4839934415. 
  • — (2010). Habu Yoshiharu no Mirumiru Tsuyokunaru Shōgi Nyūmon: Shūban no Kachikata 羽生善治のみるみる強くなる将棋入門: 終盤の勝ち方 [Yoshiharu Habu's Guide to Quickly Getting Strong at Shogi: How to win endgames]. 羽生善治の将棋シリーズ (Habu Yoshiharu no Shōgi Shirīzu, Yoshiharu Habu Shogi Series). Tokyo, Japan: 池田書店 (Ikeda Shoten, Ikeda Publishing). ISBN 978-4262101460. 
  • —with Mogi, Kenichirō (2010). Jibun no Atama de Kangaeru to Iu Koto 自分の頭で考えるということ [Thinking with Your Own Brain]. Tokyo, Japan: 大和書房 (Daiwa Shobō, Daiwa Books). ISBN 978-4479391999. 
  • Habu Yoshiharu no Shikō 羽生善治の思考 [Yoshiharu Habu's Way of Thinking]. Tokyo, Japan: 株式会社ぴあ (Kabushikigaisha Pia, Pia Corporation). 2010. ISBN 978-4835617770. 
  • —with Moriuchi, Toshiyuki (2011). Habu biesu Moriuchi—Hyakuban Sashi 羽生VS森内百番指し [Habu vs. Moriuchi—100 Games]. Tokyo, Japan: 毎日コミュニケーションズ (Mainichi Komyunikēshonzu, Mainichi Communications). ISBN 978-4839937614. 
  • — (2011). Yonjūsai kara no Tekiōryoku 40歳からの適応力 [The Ability to Adapt after Age 40]. Tokyo, Japan: 扶桑社 (Fusōsha, Fushosha Publishing Inc.). ISBN 978-4594063924. 
  • — (2011). Habu Yoshiharu no Yasashi Kodomo Shōgi Nyūmon-Katsu Kotsu ga Wakaru Itsutsu no Tekunikku 羽生善治のやさしいこども将棋入門-勝つコツがわかる5つのテクニック [Yoshiharu Habu's Easy Shogi Guide for Children: 5 techniques to understanding the secrets of winning]. 羽生善治の将棋シリーズ (Habu Yoshiharu no Shōgi Shirīzu, Yoshiharu Habu Shogi Series). Tokyo, Japan: 池田書店 (Ikeda Shoten, Ikeda Publishing). ISBN 978-4262101477. 
  • — (2011). Habu Yoshiharu no Kodomo Shōgi Nyūmon: Joban no Sashikata-Itteme kara no Sashikata to Senpō o Obeyō! 羽生善治のこども将棋入門: 序盤の指し方-1手目からの指し方と戦法を覚えよう! [Yoshiharu Habu's Shogi Guide for Children: How to play the opening-Learn basic strategy and how to move from move 1!]. 羽生善治の将棋シリーズ (Habu Yoshiharu no Shōgi Shirīzu, Yoshiharu Habu Shogi Series). Tokyo, Japan: 池田書店 (Ikeda Shoten, Ikeda Publishing). ISBN 978-4262101484. 
  • — (2012). Habu Yoshiharu no Kodomo Shōgi Nyūmon: Shūban no Kachikata-"Tsumi", "Yose" ga Sugu ni Wakaru! 羽生善治のこども将棋入門: 終盤の勝ち方-「詰み」「寄せ」がすぐに分かる! [Yoshiharu Habu's Shogi Guide for Children: How to win endgames-Quickly understand "mate" and "mating"!]. 羽生善治の将棋シリーズ (Habu Yoshiharu no Shōgi Shirīzu, Yoshiharu Habu Shogi Series). Tokyo, Japan: 池田書店 (Ikeda Shoten, Ikeda Publishing). ISBN 978-4262101491. 
  • — (2012). Habu Yoshiharu no Shōgi no Kyōkasho Majikku 羽生善治の将棋の教科書 [Yoshiharu Habu's Shogi Textbook]. Tokyo, Japan: 河出書房新社 (Kawade Shobō Shinsha, Kawade Shobo Shinsha Publishers). ISBN 978-4309273525. 
  • — (2012). Habu Yoshiharu no Kodomo Shōgi Nyūmon: Chūban no Tatakaikata-Koma o Tokushite Yūri ni Susumeyō! 羽生善治のこども将棋入門: 中盤の戦い方-駒を得して有利に進めよう! [Yoshiharu Habu's Shogi Guide for Children: How to fight in the middlegame-Gain an advantage by capturing pieces!]. 羽生善治の将棋シリーズ (Habu Yoshiharu no Shōgi Shirīzu, Yoshiharu Habu Shogi Series). Tokyo, Japan: 池田書店 (Ikeda Shoten, Ikeda Publishing). ISBN 978-4262101507. 
  • — (2013). Shiteru Chikara 捨てる力 [The Power to Let Go]. PHP文庫 (PHP Bunko, PHP Paperbacks). Kyoto, Japan: PHP研究所 (PHP Kenkyūsho, PHP Institute). ISBN 978-4569679532. 
  • — (2013). Habu Yoshiharu no Kodomo Tsume Shōgi Nyūmon 羽生善治のこども詰め将棋入門 [Yoshiharu Habu's Mating Problems Guide for Children]. 羽生善治の将棋シリーズ (Habu Yoshiharu no Shōgi Shirīzu, Yoshiharu Habu Shogi Series). Tokyo, Japan: 池田書店 (Ikeda Shoten, Ikeda Publishing). ISBN 978-4262101514. 
  • — (2013). Mayoinagara, Tsuyokunaru 迷いながら, 強くなる [Become Stronger when Unsure]. Tokyo, Japan: 三笠書房 (Mikasa Shobō, Mikasa Books). ISBN 978-4837925170. 
  • — (2014). Habu Majikku 羽生マジック [Habu Magic]. Tokyo, Japan: 日本将棋連盟 (Nihon Shōgi Renmei, Japan Shogi Association). ISBN 978-4839950767. 
  • — (2014). Habu Yoshiharu no Jōseki no Kyōkasho Majikku 羽生善治の定跡の教科書 [Yoshiharu Habu's Openings' Textbook]. Tokyo, Japan: 河出書房新社 (Kawade Shobō Shinsha, Kawade Shobo Shinsha Publishers). ISBN 978-4309275116. 

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