Fujisawa Rina

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Fujisawa Rina's Nihon Ki-in photo (2010)

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.

She was the winner of the 1st Aidu Chuo Hospital Cup (2014), beating Okuda Aya by resignation.

Career record:

  • 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
    • valerio: yes, oren is right. For promotions, female tournaments don't count. Japanese Nihon-kiin [ext] rules and Kansai-kiin [ext] rules.

Fujisawa Rina last edited by hyperpapeterie on March 13, 2017 - 01:16
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