Karolina Styczynska becomes first foreign female shogi player in Japan

Karolina won yesterday’s game against Sadamasu Minami, with this victory, Karolina, fulfilled the conditions for her grade up from 3kyuu to 2kyuu.

She was born in Poland and nowadays she is studying at the university of Yamanashi in Japan. A few years ago she discovered the Shogi thanks to the anime Naruto and became a strong player in Europe. She was invited by Kitao Madoka to a tournament in 2012 where she beat a professional player. Since then she was pursuing her dream of becoming a Shogi player.

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