Jiji PressOSAKA (Jiji Press) — Elementary schoolgirl Sumire Nakamura, who became the youngest professional Go player in April, claimed her first career win on Monday.
Nakamura, who is 10 years and 4 months old, became the youngest ever to win an official match of the traditional board game. The previous record was 11 years and 8 months marked by Rina Fujisawa.
The first-dan player defeated fourth-dan Chieko Tanaka, 67, in a qualifying match for the 23rd Docomo Cup Women’s Kisei Title in Osaka. It was Nakamura’s second official game since going professional.