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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
432019Iyama YutaYamashita Keigo 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
442020Iyama YutaKono Rin 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
452021Iyama YutaKono Rin 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
462022Ichiriki RyoIyama Yuta 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
472023Ichiriki RyoShibano Toramaru 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
482024Ichiriki Ryo vs Iyama Yuta

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.