Keigo Yamashita

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Keigo Yamashita
Full name Keigo Yamashita
Kanji 山下敬吾
Born (1978-09-06) 6 September 1978 (age 38)
Asahikawa City, Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan
Teacher Yasuro Kikuchi
Turned pro 1993
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in, Tokyo branch
Keigo Yamashita
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Men's Team

Dowa Yamashita Honinbo (山下敬吾?, Yamashita Keigo, born 6 September 1978) is a professional Go player. Yamashita adopted the name Honinbo Dowa after winning his first Honinbo title in 2010.[1]

Biography[edit]

A student of Yasuro Kikuchi, Yamashita turned professional in 1993. He won the 19th Kisei 2 dan division in 1994.[2] Yamashita reached the challenger finals of the Tengen in 1999.[3] His first major title came in 2000 when he defeated Honorary Gosei Koichi Kobayashi in the finals of the 25th Gosei. At the time of his win, Yamashita was the second youngest player to win a major title.[4] He also won the Shusai Prize for his play and broke the record for most games in a year with 77.[5] Yamashita defeated O Rissei for the Kisei in 2003, becoming the fourth youngest big-three (Kisei, Meijin, Honinbo) winner at 24.[6]

Promotion record[edit]

Rank Year Notes
1 dan 1993
2 dan 1993
3 dan 1995
4 dan 1996
5 dan 1997
6 dan 1998
7 dan 2000
8 dan
9 dan 2003 Promoted from 7 dan to 9 dan for winning the Kisei.[7]

Career record[edit]

Titles and runners-up[edit]

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Kisei 5 (2003, 2006–2009) 4 (2004, 2010, 2014, 2015)
Meijin 2 (2011, 2012) 2 (2003, 2013)
Honinbo 2 (2010, 2011) 2 (2012, 2015)
Tengen 2 (2004, 2009) 4 (2003, 2005–2007)
Oza 2 (2006, 2007) 3 (2004, 2005, 2008)
Judan 3 (2006, 2007, 2010)
Gosei 1 (2000) 2 (2001, 2008)
Agon Cup 1 (2010) 1 (2011)
Ryusei 2 (2010, 2013)
Shinjin-O 4 (1998–2001)
NEC Cup 1 (2011)
NEC Shun-Ei 1 (1999)
Shin-Ei 1 (2000)
Total 22 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Honinbo Dowa". nihonkiin.or.jp/english. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Yamashita Keigo - Biography". gobase.org. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Jan van Rongen. "Games for 1999". rongen17.home.xs4all.nl. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Yamashita wins Gosei title". nihonkiin.or.jp/english. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Jan van Rongen. "Games for 2000". rongen17.home.xs4all.nl. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Yamashita wins Kisei title". nihonkiin.or.jp/english. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "First promotions under new system". nihonkiin.or.jp/english. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Most wins in 2000". nihonkiin.or.jp/english. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Most games won". nihonkiin.or.jp/english. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Most wins". nihonkiin.or.jp/english. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Most wins". nihonkiin.or.jp/english. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Japanese win-loss 2006". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Japanese win-loss 2007". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "Japanese win-loss 2008". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Japanese win-loss 2009". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Japanese win-loss 2010". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "Japanese win-loss 2011". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 

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