• Kyodo


An 11-year-old Japanese boy has become the youngest world champion of the Othello board game, triumphing in a four-day contest held in Prague through Friday, according to the organizer.

Keisuke Fukuchi, a fifth-grader from Kanagawa Prefecture, beat other participants including adults in the 2018 World Othello Championship in the Czech capital. With his win Fukuchi breaks the record for youngest title holder, set by a 15-year-old Japanese 36 years ago.

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