Yamashita now becomes the 7th pro to simultaneously hold both the modern Honinbo and Meijin titles.
Interestingly, this is a reversal of the result from earlier this month, when Iyama took the Agon Cup from defending champion, Yamashita.
The Korean Myeongin
The Chinese Mingren
This means Jiang is only one win away from holding the best of three title. It’s certainly going to be a big task for Kong to come back from a 0-2 deficit, but let’s see if he can do it!
36th Japanese Meijin final gallery
Game record: Iyama Yuta vs Yamashita Keigo
Game record: Jin Donggyu vs Park Younghun
Game record: Kong Jie vs Jiang Weijie