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Fujii Kisei Beats Kimura Oi — 61st Oi Tournament 7-game Match, 4th Game

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Published at: 2020-08-20 08:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2020/08/200819_n_result_01.html?utm_source=rss

The fourth game of the 61st Oi Tournament seven-game match, where Fujii Souta Kisei is challenging Kimura Kazuki Oi, was held at Ohori Koen Nogakudo in Fukuoka, Fukuoka prefecture on August 19 and 20. Fujii beat Kimura with 80 moves to win the match 4-0, and gained the Oi title for the first time.

Fujii will also be promoted to 8-dan, meeting the promotion criteria of “winning a title twice.”

Becoming a double crown and becoming 8-dan at the age of 18 years old and one month are both the youngest records in shogi history.

Translated by Ayako Ishimoto