Masao Sugiuchi

Japanese Go player

Masao Sugiuchi (杉内雅男, Sugiuchi Masao, October 20, 1920 – November 21, 2017) was a 9-dan professional Go player. He reached to 800 career wins, and he was the oldest professional player in Japan from 2004 to 2017.[1][2]

FamilyEdit

His wife is Kazuko Sugiuchi, a professional player who won several female titles. His sisters in law (Sachiko Honda and Teruko Kusunoki) are also professional players.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "囲碁の史上最高齢棋士、杉内雅男九段が死去 97歳" (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  2. "「碁の神様」97歳の棋士、杉内雅男九段が死去" (in Japanese). Yomiuri Shimbun. 22 November 2017. Archived from the original on 23 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.

Notable resultsEdit

Title Notes
  Honinbo (本因坊) Challenged to the defending champion in 1954 and 1958
  Tengen (天元, Center) Challenged to the defending champion in 1976
  NHK Cup Finalist in 1982

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