Fujii becomes youngest-ever to win 4 shogi titles

Teenage sensation Fujii Sota has become the youngest player ever to clinch four major professional titles in the Japanese board game shogi, which is similar to chess.

Fujii won the Ryuo title by beating the reigning champion, Toyoshima Masayuki, in the fourth match of the best-of-seven series on Saturday in the city of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Fujii achieved his fourth crown at the age of 19 years and 3 months. That broke the previous record of 22 years and 9 months set 28 years ago by Habu Yoshiharu.

By winning the Ryuo, meaning "Dragon King," Fujii accomplished the unprecedented feat of becoming a quadruple title holder while still in his teens. He now holds the most titles among active professional shogi players.