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Japanese school girl set to be the world’s youngest Go player

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By ITN News Editor January 7, 2019 14:07

Japanese school girl set to be the world’s youngest Go player

A Japanese school girl is set to become the world’s youngest professional Go player when she enters the board game’s rankings as a 10-year-old in April. In a news conference in Tokyo on Saturday (January 5), Sumire Nakamura is currently nine years old. She will enrol into a special program ran by the country’s Go Association and begin her training as a professional after April 1.By doing so, Nakamura will break the record set by fellow Japanese Rina Fujisawa who became a professional player when she was 11 in 2010, local media reported.Nakamura’s father Shinya Nakamura is also a professional Go player, although he said he did not expect his daughter to turn professional so soon.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 7, 2019 14:07

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