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World Go Championship 2018 set for Tokyo in March

Japan's 7-title holder and the 'world's best' from China join six-person clash

TOKYO -- World Go Championship 2018 is set to be held in Tokyo, according to a Friday announcement by Nihon Ki-in, the Japanese organization hosting the event.

Japan's Yuta Iyama

The world's top players are expected to vie in the tournament, supported by Nikkei Inc., including Yuta Iyama, the 28-year-old Japanese phenom who shocked the game by having won all seven major Japanese titles.

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