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Occupation Professional shogi player

Hiroe Nakai (中井 広恵 Nakai Hiroe) (born June 24, 1969 in Hokkaido) is a Japanese Professional shogi player ranked 6-dan since 2002. She was one of the rivals of Ichiyo Shimizu.

LPSA service

Nakai was selected to be the first representative director of The Ladies Professional Shogi-player's Association of Japan (LPSA) after it was established in 2007. She served in that position until 2010.

Major titles

She has obtained 19 major titles in her career. This is a 3rd place record in Japanese shogi history.

Title Years Number of times overall
Women's Grand Master (女流名人) 1985-86, 1988, 1991–93, 1999, 2001–02 9 (Obtained lifetime title)
Women's King (女流王将) 1995, 2002–04 4
Women's Monarch (女流王位) 1990-92 3
Kurashiki Tōka Cup 2000-03 3

Awards and honors

Nakai received a number of Japan Shogi Association Annual Shogi Awards and other awards in recognition of her accomplishments in shogi and contributions made to Japanese society.

Annual shogi awards

  • 13th-14th, 16th, 20th and 27th Annual Awards: Women's Professional Award
  • 29th-30th Annual Awards (April 2001 - March 2003): Women's Professional of the Year
  • 31st-32nd Annual Awards (April 2003 - March 2005): Women's Professional Award
  • 38th and 40th Annual Awards: Women's Professional Most Games Played

Other awards

  • 1986, February: Wakkanai, Hokkaido Meritorious Citizen Award


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