9th Meijin Title 1984
Playoff between Otake and Kobayashi Koichi held on the
23th August 1984. Otake won. Note that there was a four-way tie,
but, as the Meijin rules state, only the two "top ranked" players
("top ranked" meaning higher positioned in the league according
to the established order) compete in the playoff.
A historical moment: Sakata and Hashimoto put their whole heart
and soul into the last game and their game was finished at the
end of the 4 games. Big Sakata who had gotten 64 titles, demoted
from the Meijin league.