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|Occupation||Professional Go player|
Records[change | change source]
|1985||8th place in the All Japan Women Amateur Championship.|
|1993||3rd place at the All Japan University Go Tournament.|
|1994||Victory at the All Japan Amateur Honinbo (本因坊) Tokyo Tournament (First female player to obtain this status). She also won at the International Amateur Pair Go Championship.|
|1995||3rd place in the All Japan Women Amateur Championship. In the same year, she obtained professional status.|
|1996||Graduated from Keio University.|
|1996, 1998, 2001-2004, 2015 and 2019||Personality at NHK Go programs at the NHK Educational TV.|
|2002||Finalist at the Women's Champion Title (女流最強位)|
|2004||Obtained 200 career wins. She was also awarded from the Television Go Program Manufacturing Assembly (テレビ囲碁番組制作者会賞)|
|2004 and 2007||Received the Journalist Club Award|
|2005||Served as the director of the International Go Federation|
|2007-2009||Obtained the Women's Board Master (女流棋聖). At the title match in 2008, she defeated Chiaki Mukai.|
|2010||Victory at the Professional Pair Go Championship & Finalist at the Women's Honinbo (女流本因坊) challenger determination tournament. She also worked for a Go class at Keio University.|
|2011||Finalist at the Women's Board Master title. In the next season (held in December 2011), she was the finalist of the Women's Board Master challenger determination tournament|
|2016||Finalist at the Women's Board Master title.|
Japanese books[change | change source]
- 『あなたも夢中!レディース囲碁—なによりやさしくだれにでもわかる囲碁入門書の決定版 生活実用シリーズ』 (The best Go introduction book for everyone), published from NHK, 1999 (authored with Mayu Hosaka and Izumi Kobayashi).
- 『梅沢由香里流すぐに打てる9路盤』(Start Go with a 99 board soon, Yukari Umezawa style), NHK Go Series, 2000.
- 『1から始める梅沢由香里の碁』(Yukari Umezawa's Go from first step), published from NHK, 2004.
Game software[change | change source]
She also authored some Go-related game software.
- 梅沢由香里の対局囲碁 (PlayStation version in 1998, Windows version in 2001.)
- Yukari Umezawa Go Seminar, made for Xbox, 2002.
- ja:梅沢由香里のやさしい囲碁, made for Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable, 2008.
Notes[change | change source]
- Her former name is Yukari Umezawa (梅沢由香里)
- Sensei's Library's page on Yukari Umezawa
- Yukari Yoshihara Official Profile
- In Japan, there are many female professional players who have experienced/participated this tournament.
- This award was granted because she helped a TV animation about Go.
- Only the winner of this tournament can challenge against the defending champion (title holder).
- Her final opponent in this match was Xie Yimin.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Yukari Umezawa's home page
- A webpage archive about Umezawa at Nihon Ki-in's website
- A Nipponia article about Umezawa
- Yukari Umezawa manga Archived 2016-05-31 at the Wayback Machine at Media Arts Database (in Japanese)
- Yukari Yoshihara manga Archived 2016-05-31 at the Wayback Machine at Media Arts Database (in Japanese)
- Yukai Umezawa anime[permanent dead link] at Media Arts Database (in Japanese)