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60th Honinbo title


The finals of the Last preliminary tournament were won by Takao Shinji, O Meien, So Yokoku, and Han Zenki.


In the first column the white player, on the top row the black player.

# player result 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Yoda Norimoto 4-3 W+2.5 W+R B+1.5 W+R
2. Mimura Tomoyasu 2-5 B+5.5 B+R W+R
3. O Rissei 2-5 B+1.5 B+R B+R W+R
4. Cho Sonjin 6-1 W+R W+R W+R
5. O Meien 4-3 W+2.5 W+0.5 B+0.5 W+4.5
6. Takao Shinji 6-1 W+R B+0.5 W+R
7. So Yokoku 4-3 W+R W+R W+R W+R
8. Han Zenki 0-7 B+3.5 B+R B+R

Demotion Playoff

The bottom four players are demoted: Han Zenki, O Rissei, Mimura Tomoyasu and one more. So Yokoku and O Meien played a demotion playoff lost by So Yokoku.

date black white result #mv sgf
2005-04-14 So Yokoku O Meien W+R 178 sgf

Challenger Playoff

Both Takao Shinji and Cho Sonjin had 6 wins. They played a challenger playoff won by Takao Shinji.

date black white result #mv sgf
2005-04-04 Takao Shinji Cho Sonjin B+R 111 sgf

60th Honinbo Title

date black white result #mv sgf
2005-05-09,10 Cho U Takao Shinji W+R 232 sgf
2005-05-26,27 Takao Shinji Cho U B+4.5 315 sgf
2005-06-08,09 Cho U Takao Shinji W+R 262 sgf
2005-06-20,21 Takao Shinji Cho U W+R 218 sgf
2005-06-27,28 Cho U Takao Shinji W+0.5 305 sgf

Takao Shinji won 4-1.