This episode takes place in December of 1998 and January of 1999.
This episode was adapted using material from the manga chapters Game 2, Game 3, and Game 4.
Episode Description (Viz)
After defeating Go prodigy Akira Toya with the help of Sai, Hikaru starts to get a better understanding of the game through classes with a local Go tutor. While learning the fine points of the game from Shirakawa-sensei, Hikaru is thrown out for disruptive behavior. He then makes his way to a local Children's Go Tournament. Meanwhile Akira is still pained by his loss to Hikaru and will do anything to face him once again.
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