Shogi prodigy sets record with 11 straight wins since debut

Apr 5, 2017

Shogi prodigy sets record with 11 straight wins since debut

Sota Fujii, the youngest professional shogi player in Japan, extended his winning streak since his debut to a record 11 victories at a match on Tuesday. Fujii, who is 14 and ranked fourth dan, set the record when he defeated 40-year-old seventh-dan Hiroshi Kobayashi ...

Boy, 14, breaks record for youngest pro 'shogi' player

Sep 4, 2016

Boy, 14, breaks record for youngest pro 'shogi' player

At just 14 years and two months old, Sota Fujii is now the youngest professional shogi (Japanese chess) player in Japan. Fujii, a second-year middle school student from Aichi Prefecture, smashed a record on Saturday that had stood for 62 years after Hifumi Kato, ...

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Recently, an artificial intelligence program developed by Google defeated several champions of the Asian board game go. The program’s achievement made headlines all over the world since go is considered a very complex game. The programmers, in fact, thought it would take much longer ...

Pole first woman to join pro 'shogi' training course

Jun 25, 2013

Pole first woman to join pro 'shogi' training course

The first foreign woman to be accepted into the professional female “shogi” training program is from Poland, the Japan Shogi Association has revealed. Karolina Styczynska, a 22-year-old college student, was entitled to join the Kenshukai training program’s C2 class after recording three wins and ...