Go Seigen

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Go Seigen

Wu Qingyuan (simplified Chinese: 吴清源; traditional Chinese: 吳清源; pinyin: Wú Qīngyuán;[1] June 12, 1914 – November 30, 2014), also known as Go Seigen, was a Japanese Go player.

He was thought by many other Go players as one of the greatest Go players in its history. Seigen turned 100 in June 2014. Seigen was born in Fuzhou, Fujian, China.

Seigen died in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan from natural causes, aged 100.[2]

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  1. His original name was Wu Quan. A new name, Qing Yuan was created for him based on his old name ("Quan" means spring, fountain and "Qing Yuan" means clear and pure source of water).
  2. "Go master Seigen Go dies". The Japan News. The Yomiuri Shimbun. 1 December 2014. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014. Seigen Go...died of old age early Sunday morning at a hospital in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture.