Yoshiharu Habu (Tokyo, 1970) is a celebrity in Japan because he has the most brilliant record in history in shogi (Japanese chess), a very popular sport in his country, where he has already won more than 20 million euros in prizes. But he has also shone – albeit much less – in go and chess, which undoubtedly makes him the best mental sports player in history.
In addition, this portent produced in 2005, at the Hoogeveen Essent tournament (Netherlands), the game that this video highlights, one of the most spectacular that has been published in The Corner of the Immortals. It’s hard not to conclude that Habu has an exceptional brain.
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