Ueno Asami


Ueno Asamiís Nihon Ki-in photo

上野愛咲美 Ueno Asami (born 26.10.2001 in Tokyo) is a Nihon Kiin professional 4 dan.Pupil of Fujisawa Kazunari. Her younger sister, Ueno Risa, also became a pro in 2019.

Asami's fiece attacking style has earned her the nickname "Hammer".

Titles & Runners-up

  • Won the 2018 Female Kisei aged 16 years 3 months, becoming the youngest ever winner of the tournament. Defeated Xie Yimin 2-0 in the final.
  • Retained her Female Kisei title in 2019, defeating Fujisawa Rina 2-0.
  • Runner-up in 2019 Ryusei Tournament. This was the first time a female player in Japan became a finalist in mixed (male and female) all-pro participating tournament.
  • Won Female Honinbo title in 2019, defeating Fujisawa Rina 3-1.
  • Lost Female Kisei in 2020 to Suzuki Ayumi 1-2.
  • Female Honinbo 2020 Runner-up (lost to Fujisawa Rina 2-3)
  • Won 2020 Saikyo (defeated Xie Yimin 1-0)
  • Won 2021 and 2022 Wakagoi youth tournament
  • Won 2022 Senko Cup (international) and the Shusai Prize (first female awardee)

Promotion history

  • 2016 1d
  • 2018 2d
  • 2019 3d
  • 2021 4d

See also

Ueno Asami last edited by hnishy on March 10, 2023 - 07:33
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