Rank: 9p
Country: Japan

Sakata Eio's career highlights

  • Born on 2/15/1920.
  • In 1935, became 1 dan pro.
  • In 1955, promoted to 9 dan pro.
  • In 1951, won 1st Top Position champion.
  • In 1955 and 1958, won 1st and 4th Highest Rank champion.
  • From 1960 to 1963, won Nihon Kiin #1 champion for 4 consecutive times.
  • In 1961, won 9th Oza title.
  • From 1961 to 1967, won 16th-22th Honinbo titles for 7 consecutive years.
  • In 1963, won 2nd Meijin title.
  • In 1964, won all titles except Judan: Meijin, Honinbo, Nihon Kiin champion, Pro Best Ten, Oza, Nihon Kiin #1 and NHK Cup, and for the year won 30 games and lost 2 and holds a record win rate of 94%.
  • In 1966, won 5th Judan title for the first time.
  • In 1972, won 20th Oza title for the 7th time.
  • In 1973, won 11th Judan title for a total of 5 times.
  • In 1974, won 12th Nihon Kiin champion.
  • In 1982, won NHK Cup champion for 12 times.
  • Up to 1986, won a total of 64 champions, and winner of 29 straight tournament games.
  • In Feb. 2000, retired.
  • Honorary Honinbo, Honorary Nihon Kiin Champion and Honorary NHK Champion.
  • He is one of the greatest Go players in Japan and died on 10/22/2010 at the age of 90.

Sakata Eio's games on GGW

Black Player White Player Result Played on Played at Commented By
Sakata Eio Kitani Minoru B+R 1958-03-01 Oteai Download Watch
Fujisawa Hideyuki Sakata Eio W+R 1963-09-29 Old Meijin Title Download Watch