One of the eight major shogi titles, the second round of the "Championship Match" 1th game has started in Kobe City. It will be interesting to see if Sota Fujii (2), who lost his first match, will return one win, or if Takuya Nagase (21) will defend his title with back-to-back wins.
The second round of the "Championship Match" was held at a hotel in Kobe City on the 12th, with Nagase entering the game room first, followed by challenger Fujii Nanakaku sitting in front of the board.
The game started at 9 a.m., and when the Nagase throne of the first hand poked the step ahead of the flying car, the second hand, Fujii Nanakaku, responded by moving the same step, and after that, the early battle proceeded in the form of a "horn change" in which each other exchanged the "horns" of the large pieces.
The "Title" is the only title not held by Fujii's seven crowns, and if he wins this best-of-five match, he will become the first person in history to monopolize the eight major titles.
On the other hand, Nagase, who has won the "Championship Battle" four times in a row, will become the third person in this title to qualify for the permanent title "Honorary Title" when he defends it.
In the best-of-five match of the "Championship Match", the first three wins won the title, and in the first round, Nagase won the title and got off to a good start.
Whether Fujii will return one win in today's match, or Nagase will defend his title with back-to-back wins, the outcome of the second round will be decided tonight.