Shogi Player Sota Fujii Defends Ryuo Title

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Sota Fujii, left, wins the fourth match of the Ryuo shogi series as Takumi Ito concedes defeat in Otaru, Hokkaido, on Saturday.

Ryuo titleholder Sota Fujii on Saturday successfully defended his title for a second time, defeating seventh-dan Takumi Ito in Otaru, Hokkaido, in the fourth match of the Ryuo shogi championship series.

Fujii swept the best-of-seven series of the 36th Ryuo tournament, the most prestigious of the eight major titles.

In October, Fujii became the first-ever player to hold all eight major titles at one time when he won the Oza title.