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Nihon Ki-in Highest Dans Tournament

The Nihon Ki-in Highest Dans Tournament (日本棋院最高段者トーナメント戦) was held four times, in 1951-1958, and followed by the Nihon Ki-in First Place Championship.

Komi was 4.5. Time 6h each.

# year winner runner-up score sgf
1 1951 Sakata Eio Hosokawa Senjin 2-0 1 2
2 1952 Shimamura Toshihiro Murashima Yoshinori 1-0
3 1955 Miyashita Shuyo Shimamura Toshihiro 1-0
4 1958 Shimamura Toshiro Maeda Nobuaki 1-0

Below we give a few games.

# date black white result #mv sgf
1 1950-12-20 Takagawa Kaku Sakata Eio W+1.5 285 sgf
1 1951-04-28 Sakata Eio Hosokawa Senjin B+R 175 sgf
1 1951-05 Hosokawa Senjin Sakata Eio W+R 308 sgf
2 1952 Kitani Minoru Hasegawa Akira W+4.5 252 sgf
2 1952 Takagawa Kaku Iwamoto Kaoru B+R 193 sgf
2 1952 Takagawa Kaku Hasegawa Akira B+R 183 sgf
2 1952 Shimamura Toshihiro Takagawa Shukaku B+R 149 sgf
3 1955 Nakamura Yutaro Takagawa Shukaku W+3.5 258 sgf
3 1956 Hasegawa Akira Takagawa Shukaku B+R 113 sgf
4 1958 Kano Yoshinori Takagawa Shukaku W+R 232 sgf
4 1958 Takagawa Shukaku Shimamura Toshihiro W+R 168 sgf