Most moves on fourth line or higher


For fun, I (bugcat) decided to look for the pro game in which one or both players played the most moves before putting a stone on the third line or lower.

I only searched for a short time, but I did find an impressively unusual game from the shin fuseki period which I thought would not be easily beaten for the record. It was Onoda Chiyotaro vs Kitani Minoru, 1934 ([ext] and an astounding 43 moves were played on or above the fourth line before Kitani descended to the lowly third line.

So the first claimant to the record is:

For both players, 43 moves (Onoda Chiyotaro vs Kitani Minoru, in the aforementioned game).

For one player, 22 moves (Onoda Chiyotaro, ditto).

Position after 43 moves (44 at a)  

Most moves on fourth line or higher last edited by bugcat on September 30, 2021 - 07:05
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