Masao Sugiuchi

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Masao Sugiuchi (杉内雅男, Sugiuchi Masao, October 20, 1920 – November 21, 2017) was a 9-dan professional Go player. He reached to 800 career wins, and he was the oldest professional player in Japan from 2004 to 2017.[1][2]

Family[change | change source]

His wife is Kazuko Sugiuchi, a professional player who won several female titles. His sisters in law (Sachiko Honda and Teruko Kusunoki) are also professional players.

References[change | change source]

  1. "囲碁の史上最高齢棋士、杉内雅男九段が死去 97歳" (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  2. "「碁の神様」97歳の棋士、杉内雅男九段が死去" (in Japanese). Yomiuri Shimbun. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.

Notable results[change | change source]

Title Notes
Japan Honinbo (本因坊) Challenged to the defending champion in 1954 and 1958
Japan Tengen (天元, Center) Challenged to the defending champion in 1976
Japan NHK Cup Finalist in 1982

Other websites[change | change source]