Naoya Fujiwara

Naoya Fujiwara (藤原 直哉, Fujiwara Naoya, born May 27, 1965) is a Japanese professional shogi player ranked 7-dan.

Naoya Fujiwara
Native name藤原直哉
Born (1965-05-27) May 27, 1965 (age 55)
HometownKobe
NationalityJapanese
Career
Achieved professional statusApril 1, 1989(1989-04-01) (aged 23)
Badge Number190
Rank7-dan
TeacherMasakazu Wakamatsu [ja] (8-dan)
Meijin classfree
Ryūō class6
Websites
JSA profile page

Early lifeEdit

Fujiwara was born in Kobe on May 27, 1965.[1][2] He was accepted into the Japan Shogi Association's apprentice school at the rank of 6-kyū as a protegee of shogi professional Masakazu Wakamatsu [ja] in 1979, and obtained full professional status and the rank of 4-dan in 1989.[2]

Shogi professionalEdit

Fujiwara finished the finished the 75th Meijin Class C2 league (April 2016 – March 2017) with a record of 1 win and 9 losses, earning a third demotion point which meant automatic demotion to "Free Class" play.[3]

Promotion historyEdit

The promotion history for Fujiwara is as follows:[4]

  • 1979: 6-kyū
  • 1982: 1-dan
  • 1989, April 1: 4-dan
  • 1994, November 10: 5-dan
  • 2001, July 24: 6-dan
  • 2013, June 19: 7-dan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kishi Dētabēsu: Fujiwara Naoya" 棋士データベース: 藤原直哉 [Professional Shogi Player Database: Naoya Fujiwara] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Heisei Nijūrokunenban Shōgi Nenkan Nisenjūyonnen" 平成26年版 将棋年鑑 2014 [Shogi Yearbook: Heisei 26 (2014) edition] (in Japanese). MyNabi Publishing/Japan Shogi Association. 2014. p. 566. ISBN 978-4-8399-5175-7. Retrieved January 23, 2020 – via Google Books. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  3. ^ "Dai Nanajūgoki Meijinsen・Jun'isen Shikumi Nikyū" 第75期名人戦・順位戦 C級2組 [75th Meijin Tournament Class C2] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. 2017. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "Kishi Dētabēsu: Fujiwara Naoya Shōdan Rireki" 棋士データベース: 藤原直哉 昇段履歴 [Professional Shogi Player Database: Naoya Fujiwara Promotion History] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Retrieved January 22, 2020.

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