Futoshi Watanabe

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Futoshi Watanabe (渡辺太) (July 25, 1988 - ) is a mahjong professional in Saikouisen and player of M.League team Akasaka Drivens. He is known as a player on the mahjong site Tenhou, the only one hitting the top rank (Tenhoui) three times (twice in 4-player, once in 3-player).


On June 26, 2014, Futoshi Watanabe became the 5th player to achieve the 4-player top rank (Tenhoui), with the ID 「太くないお」.

On June 20, 2019, his second account reached 3-player Tenhoui (the 15th in 3-player overall), the ID being 「藤井聡ふと」, and he became the first player achieving tenhoui in both 4P and 3P mahjong.

On July 5, 2020, his second account also reached 4-player Tenhoui (the 16th in 4-player overall).


In February 2023, he joined Saikouisen as a mahjong professional. Because of his excellent performance in Tenhou, he started playing from the B1 league.

At the end of 2023, being the 2nd of the 48th B1 league, he was upgraded and now he is playing in A2 league.


In the draft meeting of 2023-2024 season on June 30, he was selected by Akasaka Drivens. He was the team's 2nd pick in that season.

Futoshi Watanabe's performance in M.League
Season Team Games played Total pt 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Highest score 4th place avoidance rate Average winning score
2023-2024 Akasaka Drivens 26 36.2 5 10 7 4 49,600 0.8462 6,353

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