Habu awarded all 7 lifetime shogi titles
NHK -- Dec 06
Japanese professional shogi player Yoshiharu Habu has become the first person ever to win lifetime titles in all 7 major title matches.

On Tuesday, Habu defeated Akira Watanabe 4 to 1 in the best-of-seven final of the prestigious Ryuo Tournament. This was the 7th victory in which Habu has become a lifetime title holder.

Watanabe had won the Ryuo title 11 times previously, and was the only qualifier for the Lifetime Ryuo title.

Players that have won the same title a certain number of times are qualified to receive the lifetime title. Habu had already won 6 other lifetime titles. He now has a total of 99 shogi titles and tops the all-time title-winners' list.

News source: NHK
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