Ito Showa

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Ito Showa (伊藤 松和 Itō Shōwa, 18011878) was one of the Tempo Four.

Ito played castle games as 7 dan. He was also known as Ito Matsujiro (伊藤松次郎). Showa was very fond of sake: see Alcohol and Go.

  • His win over Yasui Sanchi in 1839 took 405 moves and was the longest recorded game until 1950.
  • His 1841-04-28 game against Honinbo Shuwa is regarded as one of his lifetime masterpieces.

Ito Showa last edited by hnishy on June 12, 2024 - 11:00
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