Norio Kudo

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Norio Kudo
Full name Norio Kudo
Kanji 工藤紀夫
Born (1940-08-02) August 2, 1940 (age 77)
Hirosaki, Japan
Residence Japan Tokyo, Japan
Teacher Nobuaki Maeda
Turned pro 1955
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

Norio Kudo (工藤 紀夫, Kudō Norio, born August 2, 1940) is a professional Go player.

Biography[edit]

Kudo turned professional in 1955 and was promoted to 9 dan in 1976. Although he did not win many tournaments, he was known for teaching Go to many people, even if they were just starting to learn, or were about to turn 1 dan. He succeeded the late Masao Kato as president of the International Go Federation in 2005.

Promotion record[edit]

Rank Year Notes
1 dan 1955
2 dan 1955
3 dan 1958
4 dan 1959
5 dan 1961
6 dan 1963
7 dan 1966
8 dan 1969
9 dan 1976

Titles & runners-up[edit]

Title Years Held
Current 2
Japan Tengen 1997
Japan Oza 1977
Title Years Lost
Current 4
Japan Tengen 1998, 1999
Japan Oza 1978
Japan Gosei 1985
Defunct 2
Japan Shin-Ei 1970
Japan Hayago Championship 1976
Continental 1
China Japan China-Japan Tengen 1998
Preceded by
Masao Kato
President of the International Go Federation
2005 – 2007
Succeeded by
Hiromu Okabe

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