Eio Sakata

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Eio Sakata (坂田 栄男, Sakata Eio, February 15, 1920 – October 22, 2010) was a 9-dan Japanese professional Go player at Nihon Ki-in. He has the honorary Honinbo (本因坊) title and the honorary NHK Cup title.

Notable Titles[change | change source]

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Meijin (Grand Master, hosted by Asahi Shinbun) 2 (1963-1964) 4 (1965–1967, 1979)
Honinbō[1] 7 (1961–1967) 4 (1951, 1968, 1970, 1975)
Oza (King) 7 (1961, 1963-1964, 1966,
1970–1972)
3 (1956, 1968, 1973)
Judan (10-dan) 5 (1966–1968, 1972-1973) 3 (1969, 1974, 1977)
NEC Cup 1 (1983) 1 (1984)
NHK Cup[2] 11 (1957–1959, 1961-1962,
1964-1965, 1972, 1976-1977, 1982)
2 (1956, 1970)

Books[change | change source]

  • Modern Joseki and Fuseki, Vol. 1: Parallel Fuseki, Ishi Press 1968, reprinted 2006 ISBN 0-923891-75-7
  • Modern Joseki and Fuseki, Vol. 2: The Opening Theory of Go, Ishi Press 1971, reprinted 2006 ISBN 0-923891-76-5
  • The Middle Game of Go or "Chubansen", Ishi Press, 1971, ISBN 0-923891-77-3

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Sakata was allowed to obtain the honorary title because he won for 5 consecutive years
  2. Sakata was allowed to obtain the honorary NHK Cup title because he won more than 10 times.

Other websites[change | change source]