Four Titles

The Meijin title went to a seventh and final game, but Cho U swept the Tengen, winning 3-0 against Kono Rin, the followed that by beating Yamashita Keigo 3-1.  Along with the Gosei, that gives Cho a majority of the Japanese Big Titles.  The final game of the Oza is worth looking at–almost all the amateur observers on IGS thought that Yamashita had acquired a big lead in the sequence leading up to move 108.  Either the position deceived us, or Cho made up some serious points in the endgame, because he ended up winning by 2.5.


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