Honinbo Satsugen

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Honinbo Satsugen (本因坊察元, 1733-1788) was a Japanese professional player in the Edo era. He was the ninth head of the Honinbo house from 1754-88, seventh Meijin from 1767-88, and seventh Godokoro from 1770-88. He is infamous for his ambition and success at becoming Meijin & Godokoro and for bringing the Honinbo house out of a 30-year slump; and is attributed for revitalizing rivalries between go houses that raised the competitive level of the Castle Games and go playing strength of generations to follow.

Shunseki v. Satsugen, 1767-04-07. The sixth & final game in the grudge match to determine Satsugen's Meijinship. Satsugen dominates in the series.  

Rank Progression

  • 7-dan: 1757
  • 8-dan: 1764
  • Meijin: 1767-88

Honinbo Satsugen last edited by on December 31, 2015 - 03:38
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