Kazuko Konishi

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Kazuko Konishi is a Japanese professional Go player at Kansai Ki-in, Osaka. She is known as one of the strongest female Go player in the Kansai region[1][2].

Records[change | change source]

Year Notes[1][2]
1989 Obtained professional status
1997 Finalist at the Women's Kakusei (女流鶴聖, sponsored by JAL)
2001 Reached to 7-dan rank (In Japan, only few female players have reached to this rank).
2004 Reached to 8-dan rank. She is the 2nd female Kansai Ki-in player to reach this rank[3].
2005 and 2006 Finalist at the Women's Champion title (女流最強位)
2006 Victory at the Kansai Ladies Go Tournament
2014 Finalist at the Women's Shusaku Cup (女流秀策杯[4])
2015 Finalist at the Women's Board Master title (女流棋聖)[5]

Awards from Kansai Ki-in[change | change source]

Name of award Notes[1][2]
Rookie Award (新人賞) Received in 1995
Dogen Award (道玄賞[6]) Received 2 times
Yamano Award (山野賞[6]), Nagai Award (永井賞[6]), and the Special Award Received Once

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kazuko Konishi at Sensei's Library
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kazuko Konishi at GoBase
  3. Mika Yoshida was the 1st.
  4. This tournament was named after Shusaku (本因坊秀策), one of the strongest Japanese player in the 19th century.
  5. Her opponent at the title match was Xie Yimin.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 This is an award named after a famous player at Kansai Ki-in

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