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.

News sources: Jiji, Kyodo
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