I was fortunate to be able to attend the first game in Paris and after returning home tried to write down the marvelous analysis of Kataoka Satoshi, 9 dan, Takemiya Masaki, 9 dan, Kawamura Masamichi, 7 dan and Hotta Yozo, 9 dan. Please see the game record or download the gzipped PostScript file (16 pages).
For uptodate information and background material please visit the sponsors page on the Kisei match: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/kisei/ (Japanese).
The challenger final (best of three) was played between Kobayashi Koichi and Yoda Norimoto.
The knockout below will determine the challenger of the current Kisei title holder Cho Chikun.