|Youyaku Kono Hi ga
|Le jour tant attendu
|Weekly Shounen Jump|
|2002 No. 2
This chapter takes place in October of 2001.
Material from this chapter was adapted into the anime episode Game 73.
- The Meijin tournament is the only title tournament this year in which Touya Akira is starting in the first preliminary; last year he lost in the second preliminary to Kurata Atsushi.