In one of the eight major titles of shogi, "Kiou Battle," Akira Watanabe, who holds the title, defeated the challenger Takuya Nagase and defended the title.

In the fifth match of the "Kiou match", Watanabe Nikon (37) had 2 wins and 1 loss against the Nagase throne (29) so far, and he was checking the title defense.

The 4th station was held in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture on the 20th, and it was a fierce development to attack each other, but after 7:00 pm, Watanabe double crown pushed the Nagase throne to the end by 115 moves, and the title was 3 wins and 1 loss. Defended.

As a result, Watanabe Nikon has won 10 consecutive titles since 2013, when he won the first match against Kiou, and the total number of titles won has increased to 30.