Kaori Chinen

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Kaori Chinen (知念かおり) is a Japanese professional Go player at Nihon Ki-in.[1][2] She is known for holding female titles from the 1990s to the 2000s.

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Year Notes[1][2]
1988 Ranked-in at top 32 of the junior high school championship.[3] She also ranked-in at top 16 of the All Japan Women Amateur Championship.[3]
1993 Obtained professional status
1995 Finalist at the Women Honinbo (女流本因坊). She also won at the professional pair Go championship.
1997-1999, 2004 Obtained the Women Honinbo title.
1999 and 2004 Received the women MVP (棋道賞女流賞)
2002 Finalist at the Women Honinbo (女流本因坊).
2000-2003, 2005 Obtained the Women Board Master title (女流棋聖). She became the first player to hold multiple women titles in a same year.
2004 Obtained 200 career wins & 1st place at the annual women player prize money ranking.
2009 Finalist at the Women Grand Master title (女流名人)
2010 Obtained 300 career wins.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kaori Chinen at Sensei's Library
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kaori Chinen at GoBase
  3. 3.0 3.1 In Japan, there are many female professional players who have experienced/participated this tournament.

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