This episode takes place in December of 1999 and January of 2000.
This episode was adapted using material from the manga chapters Game 44 and Game 45.
Episode Description (Viz)
Even with his new-found love for the game of Go, Hikaru finds it nearly impossible to sit comfortably, let alone beat his opponent during the test. Luckily for him, he discovers that the game is not being decided on wins and losses, but on strength and is accepted as an insei. After the test, he reveals his rivalry with Akira Toya to a pair of skeptical insei, competitively friendly Waya and the contemplative Isumi.
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