Yasuharu Ōyama

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Yasuharu Ōyama
New Shogi Champion Yasuharu Oyama 1952 Scan10007.JPG
Oyama after winning the Meijin title for the first time in 1952.
Native name 大山康晴
Born (1923-03-13)March 13, 1923
Hometown Kurashiki, Okayama
Nationality Japanese
Died July 26, 1992(1992-07-26) (aged 69)
Career
Achieved professional status January 1, 1940(1940-01-01) (aged 16)
Badge Number 26
Rank 9 dan
Teacher Kinjiro Kimi (ja) (9 dan)
Lifetime titles
Major titles won 80
Tournaments won 44
Career record 1433–781 (.647)
Notable students
Websites
JSA profile page

Yasuharu Ōyama (大山 康晴 Ōyama Yasuharu, March 13, 1923 - July 26, 1992[1]) was a professional shogi player, 15th Lifetime Meijin[1] and president of Japan Shogi Association (1976 - 1989).[2] He studied shogi under Kinjiro Kimi[ja] (木見金治郎, Kinjirō Kimi).[1] He won 80 titles (2nd on record), 44 other type tournaments (1st on record as of 2014) and 1433 games (1st on record) in life, and was awarded five lifetime titles: Lifetime Meijin, Lifetime Jūdan, Lifetime Ōi, Lifetime Kisei and Lifetime Ōshō.[1]

Ōyama played as professional from 1940 until his death in 1992.[1] His students include Michio Ariyoshi, Isao Nakata and Hisashi Namekata. He was awarded as honorary citizen of Kurashiki, Okayama, his birthplace[1] and then Hyakkoku, Aomori (now merged to Oirase, Aomori).[3]

Ōyama had a strong interest in other kinds of boardgames, including go, mahjong, chess, chu shogi[4] and xiangqi. He founded Japan Xiangqi Association in 1973 and served as its president.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "棋士紹介-物故棋士 (1955年以降)". 日本将棋連盟. 日本将棋連盟 (Japan Shogi Association). Archived from the original on 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
  2. ^ "組織概要[創立・沿革]". 日本将棋連盟. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
  3. ^ "大山将棋記念館". Tooなび・青森情報サイト. Too Nippo Sha. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
  4. ^ "故・大山康晴名人による中将棋のススメ". 中将棋連盟. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  5. ^ "シャンチーとは". シャンチー協会. 日本シャンチー協会. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-09-29.