Tsuruyama Atsushi

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(鶴山 淳志) Japanese professional player affiliated to Nihon Ki-in, born 1981-08-31, pupil of Cho Chikun. Promoted 1 dan in 1999, 2 dan in 1999-11, 3 dan in 2000, 4 dan in 2001, 5 dan in 2003, 6 dan in 2005, 7 dan in 2010, and 8 dan in 2019 (150 wins, as of Sept. 27).

In 2004 won a Kido Prize for winning 75% of his games (scoring 27 wins and 9 losses). Reached 200 wins in 2005.

He co-stars on a popular Japanese Go [ext] Youtube channel. He also has a [ext] Twitter account.

Tsuruyama along with Rin Kanketsu write a column in Go Weekly on yojijukugo (4 character Chinese idioms). They call themselves "Tsururin." In each part of the series, a particular Go player's personality, style, and mannerisms on and off the board are matched to a four character idiom. Supplements to this column are available online: [ext] https://www.nihonkiin.or.jp/etc/go_weekly/tsururin000.html.

Tsuruyama gave a lecture in English (introduction and notes) on capturing races for the Nihon Kiin's overseas division: [ext] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpxuHGhiXW0

Nihon Ki-in [ext] profile

Tsuruyama Atsushi last edited by hnishy on April 21, 2022 - 14:44
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