The Korean Go Association (KGO) has initially approved a guest article by Japanese Go prodigy Sumire Nakamura (仲邑菫-14).
The KOGA held a steering committee meeting on the 15th and unanimously passed the proposal submitted by the Korean Professional Go Association to approve Nakamura’s guest article.
As a result, the final decision on whether to approve Nakamura’s guest article will be made by the Board of Directors on the 26th of next month.메이저사이트
Given that the board has rarely rejected proposals submitted by professional knight associations, Nakamura’s status as a guest knight is virtually assured.
Nakamura became the youngest professional knight in Japanese go history in April 2019, when she was 10 years old, when she joined Nippon Kiwon’s special program for gifted players, and she tied the record for the youngest when she won the Women’s Ki Sung in February.
But Nakamura made waves earlier this month when she submitted an application to become a guest knight at the Korean Go Center.
Nakamura is the first professional player from Japan’s Kiwon, the reigning champion of modern go, to move overseas.
Previously, Nakamura studied at the Han Jong-jin Go Dojo from 2017 to 2019.
This season, she is playing in the NH Bank Korea Women’s Go League as a foreign knight for the Suncheon Bay National Garden team.
Nakamura is expected to move to Korea after defending her Japanese women’s title in February next year, even if she is finally approved as a guest knight by the KOGI board next month.