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(最高位戦, Saikoi Tournament) This was essentially a tournament for higher rank players above the Oteai and together sponsored by the Asahi Shinbun. Challenge match of 5 games was played between the titleholder and the challenger, the winner of 9-player round robin league. As an extension of the Oteai, komi was not used, except for game 5 of the challenge match where 4.5 point komi was used.

Replaced after a gap by the Pro Best Ten title.

The finalists of this title were:

Winners and defeated finalists
Ed. Year Winner Runner-up
1st 1955 Sakata Eio none (league)
2nd 1957 Kitani Minoru Sakata Eio
3rd 1958 Kitani Minoru Shimamura Toshihiro
4th 1959 Sakata Eio Kitani Minoru
5th 1960 Fujisawa Hideyuki Sakata Eio
6th 1961 Sakata Eio Fujisawa Hideyuki

Top Position last edited by hnishy on October 31, 2022 - 12:14
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