Shibano Toramaru

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(芝野虎丸) Shibano Toramaru is a Japanese professional player, born November 9th, 1999. As of 2017, he is one of the brightest young stars of the Nihon Ki-in. His older brother Shibano Ryunosuke is also a professional player.

Shibano Toramaru
Shibano (left) winning the Shinjin O in October 2017

He is known as one of the Three Crows of the Reiwa Era 令和三羽烏, along with Ichiriki Ryo and Kyo Kagen. He has won 11 titles.

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Early life

He learned Go from about 5 or 6, thanks to parents who were fans of Hikaru no Go.

Promotions

  • 1p 2014 (?) (1st spot for diploma, not playing the Honsen pro selection tournament as a 1st ranked insei for 3 consecutive months before Honsen).
  • 2p early 2016
  • 7p 1.08.2017
  • 8p 9.08.2019 (automatic promotion due to becoming Meijin Challenger)
  • 9p 8.10.2019 (automatic promotion due to becoming Meijin)

Big Titles and runners-up

Links

Books

  • Fuseki Revolution: How AI Has Changed Go (2021)
  • Joseki Revolution: Overthrowing Conventional Wisdom (2022)

Videos

Pictures

shibano toramaru ryusei 2017 (Image credit: 1)
shibano toramaru ryusei 2017 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)

shibano toramaru hsu chiayuan judan apr2023 (Image credit: 3)
shibano toramaru hsu chiayuan judan apr2023 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)

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shibano toramaru judan apr2023 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)

shibano toramaru mlily 2023 (Image credit: 7)
shibano toramaru mlily 2023 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)

yang dingxin shibano toramaru mlily 2023 (Image credit: 9)
yang dingxin shibano toramaru mlily 2023 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)


Shibano Toramaru last edited by Jono64a on July 15, 2024 - 20:16
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