Japanese Chess Webcast now - Satomi Kana vs Kumakura Shino

Oct 15, 2008, 10:40 PM |

If you happen to be a fan of the Anime "Shion no Ou", your will be very interested in today's match since it's between a high-school girl who wears school-uniform and a female University student who are both professional shogi players.

It is the day for the 4th game of 1st round for 2nd Mynavi Joshi Open between Satomi Kana(Joryu 2 dan) and Kumakura Shino(Joryu 1 kyu) at Tokyo Shogi Kaikan of JSA. It started at 10:00 am. Satomi is Sente player as a result of Furigoma. You can watch and replay the game through either of the pages linked below;

Boardlive using Flash | Boardlive using Java

Frequently updated Photos of both players and board(Left = Satomi)

Official Blog(in Japanese, lots of photoes and diragrams to be updated)

The thinking time per player is 3 hours and less than 60 seconds per move
after consuming it. The game is expected to end around 5:00pm(Japan Time) today.