Chizu Kobayashi

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Chizu Kobayashi is a Japanese professional Go player at Nihon Ki-in.[1][2] She has several professional Go players in her relatives. Her brother is the president of Nihon Ki-in.

Records[change | change source]

Year Notes[1][2]
1966 Semi-finalist at the All Japan Female Amateur Go Championship (ja:全日本女流アマチュア囲碁選手権大会)
1972 Obtained professional status
1976 & 1977 Received female MVP (棋道賞女流賞)
1986 Published a Go book with Tomoko Ogawa (『女流プロにチャレンジ 実力アマ血涙十戦譜-プロ・アマ読み筋くらべ』)
1989, 1993 & 1997 Obtained the female Kakusei (女流鶴聖, sponsored by JAL)
1997 Published a Go comic book by NHK (『コミックでおぼえる囲碁』)
2000 Obtained 300 career wins
2007 Elected to the cultural exchange ambassador by the government
2011 Elected to the Matsue sightseeing ambassador
June 2010 - June 2012 & June 2016 - June 2018 Served as the director of Nihon Ki-in
2016 Promoted to 6 dan

Go promotion activities[change | change source]

She was sent to Europe and the United States for the promotion of Go.[1][2] Due to this activity, she has several students from Europe. Some of them eventually obtained professional status at Nihon Ki-in.[1][2]

Family[change | change source]

Satoru Kobayashi is the strongest player in her family. He has obtained many domestic titles/awards and published many books. In 2016, he obtained 1100 career wins. He is the president of Nihon Ki-in since 2019.

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