Ueno Risa

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Ueno Risa’s Nihon Ki-in photo

上野 梨紗 Ueno Risa (born 24.06.2006) is a female Japanese professional player. She is the younger sister of Ueno Asami and the third youngest Japanese female to have been promoted to professional rank. Pupil of Fujisawa Kazunari.

According to the [ext] Rating list, 2024-01-02, Ueno is the #3 ranked female player and #78 overall in Japan, #21 ranked female and #357 overall in the world. She is also the 3rd strongest female teenager in the world and current Female Kisei.

She plays as "risapooh" on Fox Go Server.

Grade history

  • 1 dan – 1st April 2019
  • 2 dan - 21st June 2022

Competition history

2021: Competed in the 40th Female Honinbo. Lost in the second round to Koyama Terumi.

2023: Ueno won the Female Honinbo challenger tournament, but was unsuccessful against the titleholder Fujisawa Rina, losing 2–3.

First major title

Ueno Risa won the Female Kisei challenger tournament in 2023, beating her older sister Asami in the final. Then in February 2024, she defeated the title-holder, her good friend and rival Nakamura Sumire 2–1 to take her first title. This was the first time a major female title was contested by two teenagers. Nakamura had previously won every official game against Ueno.

Since Asami is current holder is the Aidu Chuo Hospital Cup, she and Risa are the first sisters in 37 years to hold two titles simultaneously.

Victories over all-time greats

(Based on [ext] Ueno Risa, Go Ratings and game list, 5 Feb 2024

In official games, Ueno Risa has taken games off some of the greatest of a previous generation, e.g.:

Head-to-head scores against current female rivals

Links

Pictures

yu zhiying ueno risa asian games 2023 (Image credit: 0)
yu zhiying ueno risa asian games 2023 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)

ueno risa yang zixuan asian games 2023 (Image credit: 4)
ueno risa yang zixuan asian games 2023 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)

The two Ueno sisters 8 and 9 amused, 2023 (Image credit: Fujisawa Rina Twitter)
Ueno sisters amused: left: Ueno Asami; right: Ueno Risa, 2023 (Image credit: Fujisawa Rina Twitter)

Good friends Ueno Risa and Nakamura Sumire 2023 (Image credit: Fujisawa Rina Twitter)
Good friends and fierce rivals Ueno Risa (left) and Nakamura Sumire 2023 (Image credit: Fujisawa Rina Twitter)

Good friends Ueno Risa and Nakamura Sumire 2023 (Image credit: Fujisawa Rina Twitter)
Good friends and fierce rivals Nakamura Sumire (left) and Ueno Risa 2023 (Image credit: Fujisawa Rina Twitter)

Five leading female Japanese go professionals at round table, 2023 (Image credit: Fujisawa Rina Twitter)
From bottom left, clockwise: Ueno Asami, Nakamura Sumire, Fujisawa Rina, Nyu Eiko, and Ueno Risa (Image credit: Fujisawa Rina Twitter)

Five leading female Japanese go professionals lining up, 2023 (Image credit: Fujisawa Rina Twitter)
From back to front of the line: Nyu Eiko, Nakamura Sumire, Ueno Risa, Fujisawa Rina, and Ueno Asami (2023) (Image credit: Fujisawa Rina Twitter)

Four leading female Japanese go professionals on a bus, 2023 (Image credit: Fujisawa Rina Twitter)
Front, left to right: Jo Bun'en, Fujisawa Rina, Ueno Asami, and Ueno Risa (2023) (Image credit: Fujisawa Rina Twitter)

yu zhiying ueno risa asian games 2023 (Image credit: nikkansports.com)
Ueno Asami selfie with (L→R) Mukai Chiaki, Ueno Risa, Nakamura Sumire, and Fujisawa Rina, Tachioi Cup, 2023 (Image credit: nikkansports.com


Ueno Risa last edited by Jono64a on March 2, 2024 - 06:21
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