Youngest pro shogi player makes 2nd-longest winning record
Jiji -- Jun 11
Sota Fujii, the youngest professional shogi player, marked the 25th straight victory on Saturday, making his official winning streak since turning a pro the second longest in history.

With four more wins, 14-year-old fourth-dan Fujii will replace eighth-dan Hiroshi Kamiya, 56, as a player with the record winning run.

In Tokyo on Saturday, Fujii beat two same-dan rivals Hirotaka Kajiura, 21, and Ryuma Tonari, 27, in the first and second qualifying rounds for the Eio title, respectively.

Making his pro debut in December last year, Fujii, a junior high school third grader, won the 11th straight game to rewrite the winning streak record for a debutant in April and achieved the third most victories in a row on Wednesday.

His next match is slated for Thursday. If he continues to win, he can play in a qualifier for the Osho title to mark his 28th official game on June 21.

将棋の最年少プロ棋士、藤井聡太四段(14)は10日、東京都渋谷区の将棋会館で指された叡王戦予選で都成竜馬四段(27)を破り、公式戦の連勝記録で丸山忠久九段(46)を抜き、歴代単独2位の25連勝を達成した。連勝記録の1位は、神谷広志八段(56)が1987年に達成した28連勝。
News sources: Jiji, Kyodo
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