Harada-sensei and Suo Meijin are in the luck of the draw stage of their match. Harada engages his experience and his training against Suo's acute hearing. True to his playing style, Suo feints and draws Harada into committing a fault. The Meijin wins.
In the awards ceremony interview, Shinobu acknowledges Inokuma's abilities as her challenger, and Chihaya's support as well.
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