Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fujisawa Rina Made Her Debut

Fujisawa Shuko's granddaughter Rina has made her debut with three unofficial games. Every year, Go Weekly arranges the 'New Shodan Series', pitting the debutant 1-dans against top players. Taking black and receiving a komi of 6.5 points, Rina played Cho Chikun in late April. She played well, putting Cho under some pressure, but was outfought in the middle game and resigned after 152 moves. The diplomatic Cho commented that she was better than him when he was 1-dan.

Rina's next two games were in the 7th Nakano Cup, an unofficial tournament organized by Go Weekly for players under 21. Both games were played on 3 May and both were won by Rina. Details are as follows:

Fujisawa Rina 1-dan (W) beat Kibe Natsuki, an insei, by resignation.
Fujisawa Rina (W) beat Adachi Toshimasa 1-dan by 2.5 points.

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I wonder if there is any game record of these games. I'm very interested in this Shinshodan series. Hope there is a game record on the net.