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Breaking yet another record, shogi pro Sota Fujii became the youngest to attain the third-highest rank in Japanese chess on Friday after winning a qualifying match for the Ryuo tournament in Osaka.

Fujii, the game’s youngest professional player, thus won promotion to seventh dan at the age of 15 years and 9 months, versus the previous record of 17 years and 3 months set 61 years ago by Hifumi Kato, 78, who retired last year.

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