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63rd Honinbo title

Preliminary finals

We give the finals of the Last preliminary tournament.

date black white result #mv sgf
2007-08-09 Mizokami Tomochika Cho Sonjin B+R 199 sgf
2007-08-16 Hane Naoki Iyama Yuta B+R 181 sgf
2007-08-23 O Meien Ko Iso B+R 233 sgf
2007-08-23 Yamashita Keigo Cho Chikun B+R 179 sgf

League

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 3-4 W+R B+R B+R
2. So Yokoku 2-5 W+0.5 B+2.5 B+2.5 B+R
3. Yamada Kimio 4-3 B+3.5 W+2.5 W+R
4. Cho U 3-4 B+1.5 B+1.5 B+R B+R
5. Yamashita Keigo 4-3 W+R B+1.5 W+R
6. Hane Naoki 6-1 W+3.5 B+R W+6.5 W+R
7. O Meien 3-4 W+R B+8.5 B+R
8. Mizokami Tomochika 3-4 B+R W+R B+8.5 B+R

So Yokoku, Mizokami Tomochika, O Meien, and Cho U are demoted.

63rd Honinbo Title

date black white result #mv sgf
2008-05-14,15 Takao Shinji Hane Naoki B+3.5 272 sgf
2008-05-27,28 Hane Naoki Takao Shinji W+R 146 sgf
2008-06-11,12 Takao Shinji Hane Naoki B+R 245 sgf
2008-06-23,24 Hane Naoki Takao Shinji B+R 219 sgf
2008-07-01,02 Takao Shinji Hane Naoki W+R 180 sgf
2008-07-16,17 Hane Naoki Takao Shinji B+R 211 sgf
2008-07-22,23 Hane Naoki Takao Shinji B+R 135 sgf

Hane Naoki won 4-3 (after starting with 0-3).