Manfred Wimmer

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(1944-1995) Austrian player who became the first Western professional in 1978, at the Kansai Ki-in. He reached 2 dan in 1978. Left Japan, brought Go to Kenya and Madagascar.

Author of two German language Go books: GO, Teil 1: Einführung and GO, Teil 2: Elementare Techniken. Both published by the Nihon Ki-in.

Invented the rarely used so-called "Wimmer Joseki":

European Champion in 1969 and 1974. A complete listing of European Champions is provided on the European Go Congress page.

For more information on Manfred Wimmer see my [ext] article at Pok's Go Space (now also available in English)

Pok (alias B. Scheid)

Manfred Wimmer last edited by velobici on January 26, 2009 - 14:42
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