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Japan’s youngest professional shogi player, 14-year-old Sota Fujii, won his 25th consecutive match on Saturday and now holds the record for second-longest winning streak in the chess-like Japanese board game.

For his 25th straight victory, the junior high school student beat Ryuma Tonari, 27, in a qualifying round for the Eio title at Shogi Kaikan Hall in Tokyo. Both players are ranked fourth dan.

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