This episode takes place in January of 1999.
This episode was adapted using material from the manga chapters Game 4, Game 5, and Game 6.
Episode Description (Viz)
Going on instinct, Akira finds Hikaru at Children's Go Tournament and demands to know more about this Go-playing upstart. They face each other in the Go Salon and sensing Akira's desire to win, Sai plays mercilessly, defeating Akira. As news spreads of Hikaru's win over Akira, he is spotted by the curious Ogata, a professional Go player, and dragged in to face the legendary Toya Meijin, a Go playing champion and Akira's father.
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