Daiwa Grand Champion Cup
Unofficial internet tournament sponsored by the Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (大和証券グループ本社, Daiwa Shōken Gurūpu Honsha). It includes winner and top four of the previous edition, and winners of the Daiwa Shoken Cup (male, female and amateurs).
The dirst prize is 4,000,000 yen; the time is 10 mins plus 1 min byo-yomi.
- 1st, 2008-07-12 Iyama Yuta d. Cho U
- 2nd, 2009-03-21 Iyama Yuta d. Shuto Shun
- 3rd, 2010-03-27 Takao Shinji d. Kono Rin
- 4th, 2011-03-26 Takao Shinji d. Cho U
If this is the tournament that Go To Everyone! calls simply the Grand Champion, then it has been held twice more.
The 5th edition was probably held in 2018, and was won by Iyama Yuta. The runner up is not given.
The 6th was held in 2019: Iyama was beaten by Shibano Toramaru.
The format (at least of the revived tournament) is unusual in that the reigning champion is seeded into the semifinal. In the case of the 6th edition, in order to reach the final Iyama had to beat Ichiriki Ryo, which he did by only half a point.