Hon'inbō Genjō

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Honinbō Genjō
Full name Honinbō Genjō
Kanji 本因坊元丈
Born 1775
Japan
Died 1832
Japan
Rank 8 dan

Honinbō Genjō (本因坊元丈, 1775–1832) was a professional Go player.

Biography[edit]

Genjō was the eleventh Hon'inbō. His rival and great friend was Yasui Chitoku, who had advanced to 8 dan at the same time as Genjō. Both were at the level of Meijin strength, but their respect for each other was so great, neither took the Meijin post, since there could only be one Meijin.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ - This information was found here.
Preceded by
Hon'inbō Retsugen
Hon'inbō
1809–1839
Succeeded by
Hon'inbō Jōwa