Iyama Yuta lost the first match of 42nd Meijin best-of-seven competition. Takao gets one step closer to the defense of his title. The second match will be held on October 12th-13th.
30-31 Meijin best-of-seven competition, Round1, Iyama Yuta vs Takao Shinji.
We wonder if Iyama accomplish the career grand slam of pro seven major tournaments for the second time in his life. Once Iyama careered grand slam in 2016, but soon he lost Meijin and was superseded by Takao. However, surprisingly Iyama has succeeded in keeping all other six titles over the past year, and furthermore, he has won the Meijin-League too in this year. He gets a chance to career grand slam once again.
12-13 Meijin best-of-seven competition, Round2, Iyama Yuta vs Takao Shinji.
21-23 Meijin best-of-seven competition, Round3, Iyama Yuta vs Takao Shinji.
2-3 Meijin best-of-seven competition, Round4, Iyama Yuta vs Takao Shinji.
16-17 Meijin best-of-seven competition, Round5, Iyama Yuta vs Takao Shinji.
23-24 Meijin best-of-seven competition, Round6, Iyama Yuta vs Takao Shinji.
1-2 Meijin best-of-seven competition, Round7, Iyama Yuta vs Takao Shinji.
There are Oza and Tengen title match in autumn and date to be determined.
As of August 8, 2017, there are the seven major titles of professional Go tournaments in Japan.
Sponsored by the Yomiuri Shimbun Newspaper. JPY45,000,000 / USD409,090 prize-money. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.
Sponsored by the Asahi Newspaper. JPY33,000,000 / USD300,000 prize-money. The current title holder is Takao Shinji.
Sponsored by the Mainichi Shimbun Newspaper. JPY30,000,000 / USD272,727 prize-money. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.
Sponsored by the Nihon Keizai Newspaper. JPY14,000,000 / USD127,272 prize-money. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.
Sponsored by the Three Newspaper Companies Newspaper. JPY13,000,000 / USD118,181 prize-money. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.
Sponsored by the Regional Newspapers League. JPY8,000,000 / USD72,727 prize-money. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.
Sponsored by the Sankei Newspaper. JPY7,000,000 / USD63,636 prize-money. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.
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