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This page gives the title games for the Kisei (棋聖) title. For results from the League, see the subpages linked to in the first column.

The column `Year' gives the year of the Title games. Preliminaries and League may have been earlier.

Kisei title games

NrYearWinnerOpponent ScoreGames
11977Fujisawa HideyukiHashimoto Utaro 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
21978Fujisawa HideyukiKato Masao 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
31979Fujisawa HideyukiIshida Yoshio 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
41980Fujisawa HideyukiRin Kaiho 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
51981Fujisawa HideyukiOtake Hideo 4-0 1 2 3 4
61982Fujisawa HideyukiRin Kaiho 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
71983Cho ChikunFujisawa Hideyuki 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
81984Cho ChikunRin Kaiho 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
91985Cho ChikunTakemiya Masaki 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
101986Kobayashi KoichiCho Chikun 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
111987Kobayashi KoichiTakemiya Masaki 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
121988Kobayashi KoichiKato Masao 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
131989Kobayashi KoichiTakemiya Masaki 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
141990Kobayashi KoichiOtake Hideo 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
151991Kobayashi KoichiKato Masao 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
161992Kobayashi KoichiYamashiro Hiroshi 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
171993Kobayashi KoichiKato Masao 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
181994Cho ChikunKobayashi Koichi 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
191995Kobayashi SatoruCho Chikun 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
201996Cho ChikunKobayashi Satoru 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
211997Cho ChikunKobayashi Satoru 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
221998Cho ChikunYoda Norimoto 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
231999Cho ChikunKobayashi Koichi 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
242000O RisseiCho Chikun 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
252001O RisseiCho Sonjin 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
262002O RisseiRyu Shikun 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
272003Yamashita KeigoO Rissei 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
282004Hane NaokiYamashita Keigo 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
292005Hane NaokiYuki Satoshi 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
302006Yamashita KeigoHane Naoki 4-0 1 2 3 4
312007Yamashita KeigoKobayashi Satoru 4-0 1 2 3 4
322008Yamashita KeigoCho Chikun 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
332009Yamashita KeigoYoda Norimoto 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
342010Cho UYamashita Keigo 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
352011Cho UIyama Yuta 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
362012Cho UTakao Shinji 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
372013Iyama YutaCho U 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
382014Iyama YutaYamashita Keigo 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
392015Iyama YutaYamashita Keigo 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
402016Iyama YutaYamashita Keigo 4-0 1 2 3 4
412017Iyama YutaKono Rin 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
422018Iyama YutaIchiriki Ryo 4-0 1 2 3 4

Honorary title

Players who won the Kisei title five or more consecutive times get the Honorary Kisei title. So far these are Fujisawa Hideyuki, Kobayashi Koichi and Iyama Yuta.