O Meien

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O Meien's Nihon Ki-in photograph

O Meien (王铭琬 Ō Meien, called Wang Mingyuan Pinyin: Wng Mngwǎn) in Chinese, is a Taiwan-born (22 November 1961) 9-dan professional Go player active in Japan. Brother of Tei Meiko and Tei Meiki.

O won the Honinbo title in 2000 and held it the following year before losing it to Kato Masao in 2002. O took the Oza title from Cho Chikun in December 2002. In July 2012, O Meien won his sixth title, the 2nd Igo Masters Cup, beating Cho Chikun.

A pupil of Go Seigen, O has an interesting style based on quick development in the fuseki and on the use of influence. He is a very determined fighter, with plenty of kiai.

In February 25 2010, O Meien hit the 900 landmark by beating Ko Iso in the final prelim of the 35th Kisei.

[ext] http://gobase.org/information/players/?pp=O%20Meien

Author of

New joseki, invented by O: [ext] http://gogame.info/samples.html?id=51

O Meien is (together with Shi-Jim Yen, sensei) also in the team of the new strong Go computer program GoTrend? (March 2015).

John Fairbairn: It's Wang Mingyuan in Chinese. The last (rarish) character can be read Wan or Yuan, but Roy Schmidt met him and reports it was Yuan.

ViciousMan: Although pinyin goes for Wan, yes, Taiwan uses a different dialect, so it likely is "Yuan" in Taiwanese.

Anon: The Nihon Kiin uses [ext] Wan

DuEm6: Not authorative, but [ext] wiktionary entry for 琬 lists the yuan pronunciation under "middle Chinese".

Vesa Laatikainen: O Meien's non-standard opening moves are called "meienisms".

valerio: Italian link on [ext] O Meien

O Meien last edited by DuEm6 on August 1, 2021 - 07:40
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