Akira Ishida (Go player)

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Akira Ishida
Full name Akira Ishida
Kanji 石田章
Born (1949-05-23) May 23, 1949 (age 68)
Tokyo, Japan
Residence Japan Tokyo, Japan
Teacher Fukuda Masayoshi
Turned pro 1966
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

Akira Ishida (石田章, Ishida Akira) (born May 23, 1949) is a professional Go player.[1] He is also the co-author of the go strategy book Attack and Defense.

Biography[edit]

Ishida was a student of Fukuda Masayoshi when he became an insei. 8 years after becoming an insei, Ishida became a pro in 1966. He was promoted quickly, reaching 9 dan in 1982. In 1972, he won the Oteai's top section, and later went on to win two straight Shinjin-O titles in 1978 and 1979.[2] Two years later, he won another title, the Shin-Ei. He won the "Best Technique Award" from Kido on three occasions. He currently resides in Tokyo, Japan.[3]

Promotion record[edit]

Rank Year Notes
1 dan 1966
2 dan 1967
3 dan 1968
4 dan 1970
5 dan 1971
6 dan 1973
7 dan 1975
8 dan 1979
9 dan 1982

Titles[edit]

Title Years Held
Current 1
Japan Shinjin-O 1978, 1979
Defunct 1
Japan Shin-Ei 1981

References[edit]

  1. ^ 石田 章|財団法人日本棋院 (in Japanese). Nihon Ki-in. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Ishida, Akira; Davies, James (1980). Attack and Defense. Kiseido Publishing Company. ISBN 978-4-906574-14-8. 
  3. ^ "Ishida Akira – Biography". GoBase.org. 26 October 2002. Retrieved 10 March 2014.