Ma Xiaochun

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Ma Xiaochun
Full name Ma Xiaochun
Chinese Trad. 馬暁春 Simp. 马晓春
Pinyin Mǎ Xiǎochūn
Born (1964-08-26) 26 August 1964 (age 50)
Zhejiang, China
Residence China China
Teacher Fujisawa Hideyuki
Turned pro 1982
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Zhongguo Qiyuan
This is a Chinese name; the family name is 馬 (Ma).

Ma Xiaochun (Traditional: 馬暁春; Simplified: 马晓春; Pinyin: Mǎ Xiǎochūn; born 26 August 1964) is a Chinese professional Go player.[1]

Biography[edit]

Ma was born in Zhejiang, China.[2] He began playing Go at the age of nine and was awarded 7 dan rank in 1982. In 1983, Ma was promoted to 9 dan.[3] He visited Japan in 1982 and later won the World Amateur Go Championship in 1983.[2] Ma won the 2nd Mingren title in 1989 and successfully defended it for thirteen straight years, second most behind Cho Hunhyun's sixteen Paewang titles.[4]

Titles and runners-up[edit]

Ranks #2 in total amount of titles in China.

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Mingren 13 (1989–2001) 1 (2002)
Tianyuan 4 (1987, 1994–1996) 3 (1988, 1992, 1997)
Ahan Tongshan Cup 1 (1999) 1 (2001)
Qiwang 4 (1996–1999) 1 (2000)
Longchen 1 (2007)
CCTV Cup 6 (1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2002) 3 (1993, 1998, 2001)
National Go Individual 5 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991) 2 (1980, 1981)
New Sports Cup 2 (1984, 1985) 1 (1986)
Qisheng 1 (1999)
Lebaishi Cup 1 (2000)
Total 35 15
Continental
Asian TV Cup 1 (1998)
China-Japan Agon Cup 1 (2000)
China-Japan Tengen 3 (1994–1996)
Total 3 2
International
LG Cup 1 (1999)
Samsung Cup 1 (1998)
Chunlan Cup 1 (2000)
Fujitsu Cup 1 (1995) 2 (1996, 1999)
Tong Yang Cup 1 (1995) 1 (1996)
Total 2 6
Career total
Total 40 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Games List: Ma Xiaochun". Fuseki Info. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Ma Xiaochun". gobase.org. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ma Xiaochun 9p". gogameworld.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Yonghe Zhang (December 2002). "Consecutive Title Myth". gogameworld.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011.