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Fujita to become youngest professional "go" player at age 9

Jiji -- Aug 18
Reo Fujita, a 9-year-old Japanese elementary school third-grade boy, will become the youngest professional "go" player on Sept. 1, an association for the traditional board game said Wednesday.

Fujita passed an exam to turn professional. He will become a pro go player when he is 9 years and 4 months old, rewriting the current youngest-age record of 10 years old set by second-dan player Sumire Nakamura.

"I'll do my best. I'm very happy," Fujita said bashfully at a press conference in Osaka. He said he wants to play against Yuta Iyama, a pro go player holding four titles. ...continue reading

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