The third station of "Eiou", one of the eight major titles of shogi, has started in Chiba prefecture.

It will be interesting to see whether Souta Fujii's five crowns (19) will win three consecutive victories and defend the title of "Eiou", or whether Wakamu Deguchi's sixth dan (27), who will challenge the first title match, will return one win.

The venue for the 3rd station of "Eiou Battle" was Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, and the challenger's exit 6th dan entered the game room first, and then Fujii Gokan sat in front of the board.

The game started at 9 am, and after the first player, Gokan Fujii, had a cup of tea, he struck the step ahead of the rook. rice field.

Last year, the Fujii Five Crowns achieved the youngest "Triple Crown" and "Four Crowns", and in February, they achieved the first ever "Five Crowns" for teenagers. "Eiou Battle" is the first defense battle of this year.

On the other hand, Exit 6th Dan is from Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture, and became a professional shogi player in 2019, and this is his first title match.

"Eiou Battle" is the fifth game, and Fujii Gokan has won two games so far.

It is expected that the victory or defeat will be decided on the afternoon of the 24th, whether the five crowns of Fujii will continue to win three consecutive victories and defend the position of "Eiou", or whether the six-dan exit, which has no end, will win the title match for the first time.