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Nihon-Kiin 1st Place Title

The Nihon-Kiin 1st Place Tournament ("Dai-ichi" = "Number One", 日本棋院第一位決定戦) was held 7 times, from 1959 until 1968.

Komi was 4.5. Time 5h each.

# Year Winner Runner-up Score sgfs
1 1959 Fujisawa Hideyuki Miyashita Shuyo 2-0 1 2
2 1961 Sakata Eio Takagawa Kaku 2-1 1 2 3
3 1963 Sakata Eio Takagawa Kaku 2-0 1 2
4 1964 Sakata Eio Ohira Shuzo 2-0 1 2
5 1965 Sakata Eio Ohira Shuzo 2-1 1 2 3
6 1967 Otake Hideo Sakata Eio 2-1 1 2 3
7 1968 Otake Hideo Ohira Shuzo 2-1 1 2 3

Afterwards it became the All Japan 1st Place Tournament, held a further 5 times, from 1970 to 1975, and won all five times by Otake Hideo.

Afterwards again, it became the Gosei tournament.