The Daily Manila Shimbun


14-year-old sets shogi record 11th win streak

April 5, 2017

OSAKA- Sota Fujii, the youngest professional shogi player in Japan, extended the winning streak since his debut to a record 11th match on Tuesday.
Fourth-dan Fujii, only 14 years old, set the record when he defeated 40-year-old seventh-dan Hiroshi Kobayashi in 104 moves at a qualifier for the Osho Sen tournament at the Kansai shogi hall in the city of Osaka, western Japan.
Last October, Fujii, a junior high school third-grader residing in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, made his pro debut at the age of 14 and two months. (Jiji Press)