Saturday, October 24, 2009

Yamashita Keigo Hit 700 Victories

Yamashita Keigo (below) the current Kisei title holder hit his 700 victories mark after beating Mimura Tomoyasu in the 65th Honinbo league. He won the game by resignation as white.

With his victory, Yamashita is the 35th person to reach the 700 victories mark.

Yamashita needs 3 years to collect 100 victories. He hit the 600 victories milestone in August 3, 2006.

Yamashita will play the winner between O Rissei and Cho U to defend his Kisei title. He has been the title holder for 4 consecutive years. One more defend and he will be honored the title Honorary Kisei because he won for five consecutive year