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本日の将棋棋戦

棋聖戦第1局,藤井聡太竜王名人八冠vs山﨑隆之八段戦,
振り駒で山﨑八段の先手番,相掛かり。
藤井八冠が見事な踏み込みを見せて,勝利しました。

白玲戦女流順位戦C級,ラス前対局。
千葉涼子女流四段(1)が山口恵梨子女流二段(9)に勝ち,
6勝1敗として,B級への復帰を決めました。
負けた山口女流二段は4勝3敗となりました。
頼本奈菜女流初段(6)vs本田小百合女流三段(10)戦,
頼本女流初段が勝ち,両者が5勝2敗で並びました。
岩根忍女流三段(2)vs藤井奈々女流初段(15)戦,
後手番の藤井女流初段がいい局面が長かったと思うのですが,
岩根女流三段が5勝2敗,負けた藤井女流初段が2勝5敗。
中継があった対局だけで,5勝2敗が3名存在して,
最終局は鬼勝負となりそうです。

王将戦一次予選決勝,三枚堂達也七段が千田翔太八段に勝ち,
梶浦宏孝七段が井出隼平五段に勝ち,二次予選進出。
最後の椅子は,山﨑八段vs西田拓也五段戦の勝者となりました。

Roland Garros 2024

女子シングルス準決勝,シフィオンテク選手がガウフ選手に
ストレート勝ちで,決勝進出を決めました。
準決勝のもう一つは,リバキナ選手に勝ったパオリー二選手と
サバレンカ選手に勝ったアンドレーヴァ選手との試合。

ワールドカップ予選

日本代表,ミャンマーとのアウェイゲーム,0-5で勝利しました。
前半は珍しく,地上波で,リビングのテレビで観戦しました。

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Wisdom from the West
The Donkey and the Salt

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take office idiom
: to begin the job or responsibility of one in a position of authority especially in the government
The former governor took office in 1998.
(from Merriam-Webster)

lay something out phrasal verb with lay verb
(EXPLAIN)
C1 to explain something clearly, usually in writing:
The code of practice lays out very clearly what the duties of the registrar are.

sincerity noun [U]
UK /sɪnˈser.ə.ti/ US /sɪnˈser.ə.t̬i/
C2 honesty:
The priest was a man of deep sincerity.

dignity noun [U]
UK /ˈdɪɡ.nə.ti/ US /ˈdɪɡ.ə.t̬i/
C2 calm, serious, and controlled behaviour that makes people respect you:
He is a man of dignity and calm determination.
She has a quiet dignity about her.
I think everyone should be able to die with dignity.

confrontation noun [C or U]
UK /ˌkɒn.frʌnˈteɪ.ʃən/ US /ˌkɑːn.frənˈteɪ.ʃən/
C2 a fight or argument:
Some couples seem to like confrontation, but Josh and I hardly ever argue.
There were violent confrontations between police and demonstrators.
showdown noun [C]
UK /ˈʃəʊ.daʊn/ US /ˈʃoʊ.daʊn/
an important argument that is intended to end a disagreement that has existed for a long time:
The president is preparing for a showdown with Republicans over his plans to reform the economy.
Millions of dollars were spent on lawyers in a courtroom showdown between the two companies.

yield verb
UK /jiːld/ US /jiːld/
yield verb (GIVE UP)
[I or T] to give up the control of or responsibility for something, often because you have been forced to:
They were forced to yield (up) their land to the occupying forces.
Despite renewed pressure to give up the occupied territory, they will not yield.

provoke verb [T] UK /prəˈvəʊk/ US /prəˈvoʊk/
provoke verb [T] (ANGER)
to try to make a person or an animal angry or annoyed:
He was trying to provoke me into a fight.

the status quo noun [S]
UK /ˌsteɪ.təs ˈkwəʊ/ US /ˌsteɪ.t̬əs ˈkwoʊ/
the present situation:
Certain people always want to maintain the status quo.
(from Cambridge Dictionary)

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