The final of the 49th NHK hayago
title was played between two young stars: Hane
Naoki, 8 dan and Cho U, 7 dan. The latter won by
resignation after Hane missed a good chance in the
middle game fighting.
The 26th Kisei
title has been decided. The 6th game between
challenger Ryu Shikun [jp]
and title holder O Rissei [jp]
was won by the latter by 2½ pnt.