Kaku Takagawa

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Kaku Takagawa (高川 格, Takagawa Kaku, September 21, 1915—November 26, 1986), also known as Shūkaku Takagawa (高川 秀格, Takagawa Shūkaku), was one of the greatest professional Go player of the 20th century. He has the honorary Honinbo (本因坊) title.

Notable titles[change | change source]

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Meijin (Grand Master, hosted by Asahi Shinbun) 1 (1968) 1 (1969)
Honinbō[1] 9 (1952–1960) 3 (1961, 1963, 1964)
Oza (King) 1 (1954) 1 (1961)
Judan (10-dan) 1 (1965) 1 (1966)
NHK Cup 1 (1966) 2 (1954, 1959)

Books[change | change source]

  • How to Play Go, Nihon Ki-in 1956 review, used copies, cover
  • Vital Points of Go, Nihon Ki-in 1958 review
  • The Power of the Star-Point (ISBN 4871870324)
  • Improve Your Intuition (ISBN 0-9706193-2-4) Volume 1, (ISBN 0-9706193-2-4) Volume 2, (ISBN 0-9706193-2-4) Volume 3.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The honorary title was granted because he won for 5 consecutive seasons

Other websites[change | change source]