On the way to Class A
Upper row - the ordinal number of Meijin tournament. Lower row - shorten sign of year (for example, 06 means 2006 year). First column - players and dates of birth. After players name - taken place in tournament, after date of birth - class of tournament (from C2 to A). Figure "0" in table means that player won title Meijin in previous title match and didn't participate in Class A tournament. If there is no sign of class under the taken place it means that player participated in Class A.
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Andrei Kasperovich, 2006