Sonoda Yuichi

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Sonoda Yuichi

Sonoda Yuichi (苑田勇一 born March 30, 1952 in Osaka, Japan) is a professional Go player in the Kansai Ki-in. Lives in Osaka, Japan. He is a pupil of Ogawa Masaharu. He was promoted to 1 dan in 1968, to 9 dan in 1978.

Sonoda Yuichi is renowned for a style even more centrally-oriented than Takemiya. He was four times challenger for a major title. Imamura Toshiya, Furuya Masao, Hoshikawa Manabu and Onoda Takuya are his pupils.

Sonoda Yuichi is the author of Go strategy and Good Points and Bad Points to Play.

Challenger for major titles

Other major achievements

  • Winner 2nd Kisei Tournament, 8 Dan Division
  • Finalist 8th (1983) & 13th (1988) Kisei Tournament
  • Six times Winner of the Kansai Kiin Oteai


Sonoda Yuichi last edited by hnishy on April 28, 2018 - 17:58
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