Today is the day for the challenger deciding match between Ryuo Watanabe Akira and Oui Hirose Akihito. The winner of this game will be the challenger against Kio Kubo Toshiaki. Whichever wins, the next Kio challenger will be in his twenties. The game just started at 10:00am at JSA building in Sendagaya. As a result of Furigoma, Hirose became Sente. The allotted thinking time per player is four hours so it will end around 7:00pm(Japan Time). You can replay and watch the game through the following link;
Watanabe beat Hirose in 94 moves. One correction, Watanabe needs one more win to become the challenger since he lost onece in the Kio tournament while Hirose did not until today. The next game will be held on January 6, 2011.