Yasui Sanchi

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For the player of the nineteenth century of the same name, see Yasui Shuntetsu.
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Yasui".

Yasui Sanchi (安井算知, 1617-1703) was a Japanese professional go player, and second head of the Yasui house.

He became Meijin-godokoro in 1668. It has always been said[1] that this promotion was achieved by a backstairs route, with influence exerted by the head of the Matsudaira clan. A related anecdote[1] has Honinbo Sanetsu facing down Lord Matsudaira during an earlier official oshirogo against Sanchi.

The Honinbo house did not take this lying down. From 1668 to 1675 Honinbo Doetsu played a twenty game match against Sanchi (they had played in 1649, but after that there was a dearth of competitive games). Doetsu had the better of it with Black, earning the right to a game with White (as at sen-ai-sen).

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  1. ^ a b Go Monthly Review 1963/5 p.54

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Preceded by
Nakamura Doseki
Meijin
1668–1676
Succeeded by
Honinbo Dosaku
Preceded by
Yasui Santetsu
Yasui house head
1644–1696
Succeeded by
Yasui Chitetsu