Rank: 9p
Country: Japan

Kato Masao's career highlights

  • Born on 3/15/1947 and died on 12/30/2004.
  • In 1964, became 1 dan pro.
  • In 1978, became 9 dan pro.
  • On 4/4/1959, became the student of Kitani Minoru 9p.
  • In 1976, won Japan 1st Gosei Title and 14th Judan title.
  • In 1977, successfully defended his both titles, and also won 32th Honinbo Title.
  • In 1979, won five titles, Honinbo, Judan, Oza, Kakusei and Tengen.
  • In 1982, won Japan 7th Tengen title.
  • In 1986, won Japan 11th Mejin title.
  • In 1987, won four titles, Judan, Gosei, Meijin and Oza.
  • In 1988, won NHK Cup champion.
  • In 1989, won Oza title for 8 consecutive times.
  • In 1991, 1992 and 1997, won NEC Cup champion.
  • In 1993, won 11th Oza title.
  • In 1995, won Kakusei title for 2 consecutive times.
  • In 1997, won 7th Judan title.
  • In 1998 and 2001, won 7th and 10th Ryusei champions.
  • In 2002, won 57th Honinbo title again after 23 years since he won the title last time and won 36th KIDO Most Outstanding Player Award.
  • In 2003, won Agon Cup champion for the third time.

Kato Masao's games on GGW

Black Player White Player Result Played on Played at Commented By
Kato Masao Hu Yaoyu W+2.5 2002-11-28 Nong Shim Cup Ring Contest Download Watch
Liu Jing Kato Masao B+2.5 2003-04-29 CSK Cup Asian Team Contest Wang Yi Download Watch
Fujisawa Hideyuki Kato Masao B+R 1978-03-01 Kisei Download Watch
Kato Masao Cho U B+R 2003-05-14 Honinbo Wang Yi Download Watch
Cho U Kato Masao B+R 2003-05-26 Honinbo Chang Hao Download Watch
Kato Masao Cho U B+R 2003-05-26 Honinbo Chang Hao Download Watch
Kato Masao Cho U W+5.5 2003-06-25 Honinbo Chang Hao Download Watch
Cho U Kato Masao B+R 2003-06-16 Honinbo Download Watch
Cho U Kato Masao B+9.5 2003-07-10 Honinbo Wang Yi Download Watch
Kato Masao Cho Hunhyun W+3.5 2003-04-12 Fujitsu Cup Download Watch
O Rissei Kato Masao W+R 2003-05-02 Oza Title Download Watch
Cho Chikun Kato Masao W+1.5 2003-09-08 Agon Cup Ma Xiaochun Download Watch
Kato Masao Cho U W+3.5 2003-09-18 Oza Title Download Watch
Kato Masao Cho U W+3.5 2003-09-18 Oza Title Chang Hao Download Watch
Cho U Kato Masao W+R 2003-10-13 Agon Cup Download Watch
Kato Masao Takao Shinji B+R 2003-08-14 Oza Title Download Watch
Gu Li Kato Masao W+R 2004-02-12 Nong Shim Cup Ring Contest Chang Hao Download Watch
Kato Masao Lee Changho W+R 2004-02-13 Nong Shim Cup Ring Contest Download Watch
Kato Masao Yu Bin W+5.5 2001-12-01 Nong Shim Cup Ring Contest Download Watch
Gu Li Kato Masao B+R 2004-05-08 China-Japan Agon Cup Dual Meet Wang Lei Download Watch
Cho Hunhyun Kato Masao W+3.5 2001-03-18 Nong Shim Cup Ring Contest Download Watch
Lee Changho Kato Masao B+R 2001-03-19 Nong Shim Cup Ring Contest Download Watch
Kato Masao O Meien W+1.5 2002-05-13 Honinbo Download Watch
O Meien Kato Masao B+13.5 2002-05-24 Honinbo Download Watch
Kato Masao O Meien B+R 2002-06-06 Honinbo Download Watch
O Meien Kato Masao W+1.5 2002-06-12 Honinbo Download Watch
Kato Masao O Meien B+R 2002-06-26 Honinbo Download Watch
O Meien Kato Masao W+1.5 2002-07-10 Honinbo Download Watch