Segoe Kensaku

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Japanese: 瀬越憲作
Chinese: 濑越宪作 (Liyu Xinzu)
Korean: 세고에 켄사쿠

Segoe Kensaku

Segoe Kensaku[1] (瀬越憲作, 1889-1972) was a professional Go player, first at Hoensha, Hiseikai, then in the Nihon Ki-in. He achieved 8-dan in 1942 and was later made Honorary 9 dan.

Segoe was the teacher of Go Seigen, Hashimoto Utaro and Cho Hun-hyeon. Segoe was a prolific author; his works include Tesuji Dictionary (with Go Seigen) and Go Proverbs Illustrated.

He became a professional at the age of 20, and was immediately promoted to 3 dan, on the basis of a 4-2 victory against Suzuki Tamejiro. Prior to this point, he had met some professionals, but never had a teacher (Fairbairn, The Go Consultants, p. 75).

Segoe was the official referee for the atomic bomb game.

Segoe commited suicide in 1972.

In 2009, Segoe was inducted into the Nihon Ki-in Hall of Fame.


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[1] Segoshi Kensaku (an alias for this page) is an alternate reading of Segoe Kensaku. It is considered incorrect by John Fairbairn. However, it appears in some Japanese and English sources.

Segoe Kensaku last edited by on August 23, 2011 - 21:27
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