(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 article at Pok's Go Space (now also available in English)
Pok (alias B. Scheid)