12世本因坊丈和囲碁まつりin沼津
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囲碁サロン丈和碁楽館
囲碁サロン丈和碁楽館

ひと・しずおか People Shizuoka

お知らせ 本因坊丈和

自分を信じて打つ

Believing in Oneself and “Go” Forward

佐藤洸矢さん (24)

Mr. Sato Koya (Aged 24)

アマチュア囲碁日本一を目指す

He aims to become number one Go amateur of Japan.

アマチュア囲碁日本一を決める「第63回全日本アマチュア本因坊決定戦全国大会」(8月19、20日・日本棋院会館)に出場する沼津市の囲碁インストラクター。2年連続4回目の出場となる。20歳で出場した2013年の第59回大会では準優勝の実績があり、「目標は優勝」だ。

13年の大会を「勢いで勝ち進んだ。決勝まで行けて自分でもびっくり。もしかしたら決勝も勝てるかもと思ったが、対戦相手に全く歯が立たず完敗でした」と振り返る。しかし「何人もの強豪を破ることができた。そして自分の実力は当時より上がっていると思うし」と、この大会の経験を自信に変えて今大会に挑む。

一方、32人で争った6月の県大会は連覇したものの反省しきりだ。「決勝で慎重に打たなければならない序盤で読みをおろそかにし、一手で形勢を悪くしてしまった」

小学4年の時、アニメ「ヒカルの碁」を見たのが囲碁を始めたきっかけ。兄姉と一緒に毎週土曜「三島囲碁教室」に通った。兄と姉がやめても囲碁を続け、沼津二中時代には「少年少女囲碁大会中学生の部」で全国6位になった。

プロ棋士志望。プロ棋士になる一般的な年齢制限は既に超えているが、関西棋院の研修棋士なら26歳になるまで挑戦できる。アマ本因坊を獲得すれば、年齢制限が「30歳になるまで」に延びるという。そのためにも「目標は優勝」だ。

さまざまな打ち方、考え方を知る度に囲碁の面白さを感じる。「自分には浮かばない発想、同じ局面での優劣の見立ての違いなどを知ると、自分が思う『普通』が普通でないと気付かされます」。とはいえ「でも最後は自分の判断、考えを信じて打ちます」。プロを目指す以上、自分を信じる。

インストラクターの仕事は週4日。その他の日も研究会に通ったり、自宅でインターネットで対戦したりと、囲碁漬けの毎日だ。好きな棋士は指導を受けた羽根泰正九段、羽根直樹九段親子。そして韓国の棋士の崔哲瀚さん。「崔さんは相手に楽をさせない最強の打ち方をする棋士だと思う。自分は強引な打ち方をしない方なので、局面によっては強引に行けるようにしたい」【石川宏】

 

He is a Go instructor from Numazu city who will participate in the final round of 63rd All-Japan Amateur Honinbo National Competition (August 19-20 at Nihon Ki-in), which will decide who is the best player in Japanese amateur Go world. This will be his second participation in a row and his fourth overall. He scored a success in the 59th installment of the competition in 2013, in which he participated as a 20-year-old, when he secured his place as the first runner-up, and now he says, “My goal is to be the winner,”

“I won my way through the competition smoothly. Even I myself was surprised that I got to the final. Maybe I could make it in the final too, I thought, but I did not stand a chance against the opponent and was completely crushed. However, I could defeat many formidable players. Also, I guess my skill improved since then.” He turned the experience from that competition into self-confidence for challenging the coming one.

On the contrary, he kept regretting the provincial competition in June, which consisted of 32 contenders, even though he defended the champion title. “I messed up my reading in the final’s game opening stage where careful attention was a must, and my game position went downhill.”

His watching the anime “Hikaru no Go” when he was a fourth grader led him to begin playing Go. He and his older siblings went to Mishima Go Classroom every Saturday. He persisted with Go even after they had stopped playing. Then, in his second year of Numazu Junior High School, he finished sixth of Japan in the junior high division of the Youth Go Competition.

He aims to be a pro Go player. He has already passed the normal age limit to become a pro Go player, but, were he to become a training Go player of Kansai Ki-in, he can keep attempting until he turns 26. If one got the Amateur Honinbo title, the age limit will be moved up to 30. It is also for this that he stated, “My goal is to be the winner.”

Every time he gains knowledge about various ways to play and think, he can feel the interesting aspects of Go. “When I get to know thoughts that never occurred to me, the differences in people’s judging which side fared better regarding the same board position, etc., I was forced to acknowledge that my “normal” isn’t normal after all.” Yet he says, “But in the end I believe my own judgment and thoughts, and I play accordingly.” He believes in himself because he aims to be a pro.

He works as an instructor four days a week. On the remaining three, he alternates between going to a Go study group and competing on the Internet. His days are filled with Go. His favorite Go players are Hane Yasumasa 9p and Hane Naoki 9p (Yasumasa’s son), of whom he has been under the guidance. And there is Mr. Choi Cheol-han, a Korean Go player. “I think Mr. Choi is a player with the strongest playing style that doesn’t let his opponent have an easy time of it. My own playing style isn’t pushy, so I want to make myself able to go pushy in certain board positions.”

Reporter: 【石川宏】

 ■人物略歴   Brief Biography

1992年沼津市生まれ。本因坊文裕(28)=井山裕太6冠=とは4回対局。「オーラを感じた」という。ハンディを多くもらった1回だけ勝てた。趣味はテニス。

Born in 1992 in Numazu city. Played four games with Honingo Mon’yu (aged 28) a.k.a. “Six Crowns” Iyama Yuta. He says, “I could feel his aura.” He won only one of them when he got three handicap stones. His hobby is tennis.

毎日新聞 平成29年7月30日

Mainichi shimbun 30 July 2017

https://mainichi.jp/articles/20170730/ddl/k22/070/126000c

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