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Nineteen-year-old go professional Toramaru Shibano beat Cho U, a 39-year-old Meijin, or master, on Tuesday, capturing the title for that rank and making him the first teenage player to have won one of the seven major Japanese titles.

Shibano, an eighth-dan player who will turn 20 on Nov. 9, broke the record Yuta Iyama, now 30, set in 2009 for the traditional board game when he was 20 years and four months old.

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