Youngest Pro Shogi Player Fujii Marks 100th Win

Society Culture

Tokyo, Dec. 12 (Jiji Press)--Sota Fujii became the youngest pro shogi player to reach the 100th official win on Wednesday at the age of 16 years and four months.

Seventh-dan Fujii established the record after winning two matches in a row at the finals of the 27th Ginga tournament in Tokyo the same day.

"I see my achievement with deep feeling," Fujii told a press conference. "I'll make constant efforts to earn my first official title," he added.

In the two years and two months since his pro debut, Fujii's win rate as of the 100th victory stood at 84.7 pct.

He beat the previous record of shogi master Yoshiharu Habu, 48, the Ryuo title holder, who reached the 100th win when he was 17 years and six months.

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