Kensaku Segoe

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Kensaku Segoe
Kanji 瀬越憲作
Born (1889-01-01)January 1, 1889
Japan
Died July 27, 1972(1972-07-27) (aged 83)
Pupil Go Seigen
Utaro Hashimoto
Cho Hunhyun
Rank 9 dan

Kensaku Segoe (瀬越 憲作 Segoe Kensaku?, January 1, 1889 – July 27, 1972) was a professional Go player.[1] (His surname is occasionally given as Segoshi, but that appears to be a misreading, even if attested by furigana in some books he authored.)

Biography[edit]

Segoe had Go Seigen, Utaro Hashimoto, and Cho Hunhyun as pupils. He also authored numerous books, such as his Tesuji Dictionary (with Go Seigen) and Go proverbs Illustrated. An internal quarrel in the Nihon Ki-in led to his becoming an isolated, if very much respected, figure. His participation in competition post-1945 was quite low.

He committed suicide on July 27, 1972, shortly after his pupil Cho Hunhyun returned to South Korea for military service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Segoe Kensaku's list of games". Fuseki Info. Retrieved 31 May 2011.