Shogi prodigy Fujii wins first tourney title
NHK -- Feb 18
Teen shogi star Sota Fujii has clinched his first title in an official tournament.

15-year-old Fujii won the Asahi Cup tournament in Tokyo beating two top players on Saturday. He defeated shogi legend Yoshiharu Habu in the semifinal.

Fujii became the first junior high school student to be promoted to 6th-dan. He also became the youngest champion at an official shogi tournament, rewriting the record set more than 60 years ago.

中学生棋士の藤井聡太五段(15)が朝日杯将棋オープン戦で羽生善治竜王らを破り、優勝しました。15歳6カ月での栄冠となり、史上最年少での六段昇格となりました。 藤井聡太新六段:「望外の結果で、本当に自分もここまで来られると思っていなかった。とてもうれしく思ってます。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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