Rin Kono

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Rin Kono
Full name Rin Kono
Kanji 河野臨
Born (1981-01-07) January 7, 1981 (age 37)
Tokyo, Japan
Residence Japan Tokyo, Japan
Teacher Koichi Kobayashi
Turned pro 1996
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

Rin Kono Tengen (河野臨, Kōno Rin, born January 7, 1981) is a Japanese professional Go player.

Biography[edit]

Rin Kono grew up as one of Koichi Kobayashi's students. He became a professional when he was 15 in 1996. He was promoted to 8 dan after beating Keigo Yamashita to win the Tengen in 2005. He was promoted to 9 dan after defending his Tengen title, once more against Yamashita.

Promotion Record[edit]

Rank Year Notes
1 dan 1996 Promoted to professional dan rank after passing qualifying test.
2 dan 1996
3 dan
4 dan
5 dan 1999
6 dan 2001
7 dan
8 dan 2005 Won Tengen title against Keigo Yamashita.
9 dan 2006 Defended Tengen title against Keigo Yamashita.

Titles and runners-up[edit]

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Meijin 1 (2014)
Tengen 3 (2005–2007) 1 (2008)
Agon Cup 1 (2014)
Ryusei 1 (2008) 1 (2013)
NEC Cup 2 (2008, 2010)
Total 6 4

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