Fujisawa Rina (藤沢里菜) is a Japanese professional female go player, born 1998-09-18, who passed a pro exam in 2010 while in the fifth grade of elementary school. On April 1st 2010, she received her professional diploma at the age of 11 years and 6 months, making her the youngest person in Japan to become a professional. The previous record was held by Cho Chikun who became a professional when he was 11 years 9 months old. Fujisawa began learning Go at the age of 6 and studied under the tutelage of Hong Malk-eun Saem. She was promoted 2 dan in 2013-02-14 (30 wins as 1 dan).
Rina started 2014 with 9 consecutive wins (as of 2014-02-15), extending her winning streak to 9 games.
In 2014, she was part of Japan team at the 4th Huang Longshi Shuang Deng Cup. She won against Song Ronghui in the fourth game, but lost to Kim Hye-min in the fifth game. In the same year, she became the youngest Female Honinbo in Go history by defeating Mukai Chiaki (title holder) 3-0 in the 33rd title match, at the age of 16 years and 1 month old. In 2017, she won the Female Meijin.
- Daughter of Fujisawa Kazunari.
- Granddaugther of Fujisawa Hideyuki.
- Mainichi article (Japanese) on Fujisawa Rina's promotion to 1-dan professional
- Nihon Ki-in player profile
- Article on debut match. (dead link)
- 2010: 13 games, 6-7
- 2011: 23 games, 8-15
- 2012: 26 games, 13-13
- 2013: 36 games, 23-13
- 2014: 58 games, 42-16
- valerio: Rina started 2013 with 4 wins in a row and in 2013-02-14 reached 30 wins as 1 dan, but she is still 1 dan: why?
- RueLue: Apparently because of her win-loss ratio: 6-7, 8-15, 13-13, 9-7 (the first numbers are the wins I think)
- oren: It's possible that female only leagues do not count in the promotion system