Sugiuchi Kazuko

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Sugiuchi Kazuko's Nihon Ki-in photograph

Sugiuchi Kazuko (杉内 寿子), née Honda Kazuko (本田 寿子, born 1927) is a Nihon Ki-in female professional Go player.

She learned Go from her father, starting at age 6.

Sugiuchi reached 8-dan in 1983. Until 2012-12-06 she held the record for most wins (female players) in Japan (589 wins in her career).

Kato Tomoko and Inoue Naomi are her pupils, while she was a pupil of Kita Fumiko. She was married to Sugiuchi Masao 9-dan until his death in 2017.

She won the Women's Meijin from 1991-1994, the Women's Kakusei in 1983 & 1986, and the All Japan Women's championship from 1953-1956.

After the death of her husband, she returned at the age of 91 to active play, competing for all 7 Japanese titles and 4 female tournaments.

Sugiuchi Kazuko is one of three sisters, all of whom are professional go players. The other two are Honda Sachiko and Kusunoki Teruko.

Sugiuchi Kazuko last edited by on February 2, 2019 - 18:04
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