Kana Satomi

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Kana Satomi
里見香奈KanaSatomi.jpg
Personal information
OccupationProfessional Shogi player

Kana Satomi (里見 香奈, Satomi Kana, born March 2, 1992) is a Japanese professional shogi player ranked 6-dan.[1] She won 40 women's titles in her career. She also has several lifetime titles.

Records[change | change source]

The following tables are the summary of her achievements.[2][3]

  • Names in this table are her opponents.
    Pink means that Satomi has defended or obtained title. Deep pink means that she obtained a lifetime title.
    o : Satomi's win x : Satomi's lose
  • Shogi Awards - WMVP : Women player MVP (最優秀女流棋士賞), WPA : Women player award (女流棋士賞), SANG : Special award for notable games (名局賞特別賞), AWNG : Award for women's notable games (女流名局賞)
Year Titles Other
titles
Shogi
Awards[4]
Notes[2][3]
女王(Queen)
April-May
女流王位 (Women Monarch)
April-June
清麗 (Seirei)
August-September
女流王将(Women King)
October
倉敷藤花 (Kurashiki Toka Cup)
November
女流王座 (Women Throne)
October-December
女流名人 (Women Grand Master)
January-February
2004 Season 15
Season 26
Season 12
Season 31
Obtained professional status
2005
2006 WPA
2007
2008 1st season
 
Ichiyo Shimizu
oo
WPA
2009 Marika Nakamura
oo
Ichiyo Shimizu
ooo
WMVP Obtained 2 women titles in the same year (女流二冠)
2010 Ichiyo Shimizu
xoo
Shinobu Iwane
xoo
Ichiyo Shimizu
ooo
WMVP Youngest player to obtain 3 women titles in the same year (女流三冠)
2011 Sachio Ishibashi
oo
Ichiyo Shimizu
oo
1st season
 
Ichiyo Shimizu
xooo
WMVP
2012 Tomomi Kai
ooo
Marika Nakamura
xoo
Rieko Yauchi
oo
Hatsumi Ueda
oxoxo
WMVP
SANG
Youngest player to obtain 4 women titles in the same year (女流四冠)
Obtained lifetime title for Kurashiki Toka Cup
2013 Hatsumi Ueda
ooo
Tomomi Kai
oxoxx
Manao Kagawa
xox
Tomomi Kai
oxx
Momoko Kato
xooo
Marika Nakamura
ooo
WMVP First player to obtain 5 women titles in the same year (女流五冠)
Obtained lifetime title for Women Grand Master
2014 Momoko Kato
xoxx
Disqualified Ichiyo Shimizu
ooo
April-December:Sabbatical
2015 Tomomi Kai
ooo
Manao Kagawa
oo
Tomomi Kai
oo
Ichiyo Shimizu
xooxo
WMVP Consecutive victory record at women title matches(21 wins)
2016 Shinobu Iwane
ooo
Manao Kagawa
oo
Yuki Muroya
xoo
Momoko Kato
ooo
Hatsumi Ueda
xxooo
WMVP
SANG
Obtained lifetime title
2017 Sae Ito
oxoxo
Sae Ito
oo
Sae Ito
oo
Momoko Kato
xxooo
Sae Ito
ooo
WMVP
2018 Ai Watabe
xoxx
Momoko Kato
oo
Yuki Taniguchi
oo
Ichiyo Shimizu
ooo
Sae Ito
ooxo
WMVP
AWNG
2019 Tomoka Nishiyama
xxox
Ai Watabe
oxoo
(1st season)
Tomomi Kai
ooo
Tomoka Nishiyama
xox
Sae Ito
oxo
Tomoka Nishiyama
xoxx
Yuki Taniguchi
ooo
WMVP
AWNG
Obtained lifetime title for the Women's Monarch
First player to obtain 6 women titles in the same year (女流六冠)
Consecutive victory record at the Women Grand Master title.
2020 Momoko Kato
ooo
Hatsumi Ueda
 
年度 女王 (Queen)
April-May
女流王位 (Women Monarch)
April-June
清麗 (Seirei)
August-September
女流王将 (Women King)
October
倉敷藤花 (Kurashiki Toka Cup)
November
女流王座 (Women Throne)
October-December
女流名人 (Women Grand Master)
1-2月January-February
Other
titles
Shogi
Awards
Notes
Total 3 times as finalist
Obtained once
8 times as finalist
Obtained 6 times
2 times as finalist
Obtained once
9 times as finalist
Obtained 7 times
11 times as finalist
Obtained 10 times
5 times as finalist
Obtained 4 times
11 times as finalist
Obtained 11 times
     
49 appearances to the final match. Obtained 40 titles[2][3](Only few players have achieved this record)
Title Obtained years Finalist Victory Consecutive victories Lifetime title
Seirei (清麗) August-September 2019 (1st season) 1 1
Queen (女王) April-May 2013 (6th Season) 3 times 1
Women Throne
(女流王座)
October-December 2013 (3rd season), '16-'18 5 times 4 times
(Japan record)
3
(Japan record)
Women Grand Master
(女流名人)
January-February 2009(Season 36)-'19 11 times 11 times
(Japan record)
11
(Japan record)
Obtained
Women Monarch
(女流王位)
April-June 2012 (Season 23), '15-'17 , '19-'20 8 times 6 times 3 Obtained
Women King
(女流王将)
October 2010 (Season 32)-'12, '15-'18 9 times 7 times 4
Obtained
Kurashiki Toka Cup
(倉敷藤花)
November 2008 (Season 16)-'12, '15-'19 11 times 10 times
(Japan record)
5
Obtained
49 appearances to the final match. Obtained 40 titles[2][3](Only few players have achieved this record)

Public awards[change | change source]

She has received several awards from the local government.[5]

  • 2007, March: Shimane Prefecture Cultural Activity Award (島根県文化活動特別奨励賞)
  • 2020, March: Shimane Prefecture Meritorious Person Award[6] (島根県民栄誉賞)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Joryū Kishi Dētabēsu: Satomi Kana" 女流棋士データベース: 里見香奈 [Women's Professional Shogi Player Database: Kana Satomi] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kana Satomi official profile
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Kana Satomi at ShogiHub
  4. "Joryū Kishi Dētabēsu: Satomi Kana Shōgi Taishō" 女流棋士データベース: 里見香奈 将棋大賞 [Women's Professional Shogi Player Database: Kana Satomi Annual Shogi Awards] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  5. "Joryū Kishi Dētabēsu: Satomi Kana Sonota Taishō" 女流棋士データベース: 里見香奈 その他表彰 [Women's Professional Shogi Player Database: Kana Satomi Annual Other Awards] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  6. 女流棋士里見さんに県民栄誉賞 島根県、初の六冠達成[permanent dead link]

Other websites[change | change source]