The Korean Go Association has approved a guest article submitted by Japanese Go prodigy Nakamura Sumire (仲邑菫-14) 3rd dan.
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.
Accordingly, the final decision on whether to approve Nakamura’s guest article will be made by the board of directors of KOGI on the 26th of next month.
Considering that the proposal submitted by the Professional Knight Association has rarely been rejected by the board of directors, Nakamura’s activities as a guest knight are virtually assured.
Nakamura became the youngest professional knight in Japanese go history in April 2019, when she was 10 years old, when she was accepted into a special program for gifted players of Japanese origin, and she tied the record for the youngest ever when she won the Women’s Go Championship 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 she defends her women’s title against Japan in February next year, even if she is approved as a guest knight by the KOGI board next month. 토토사이트