11th Meijin Title 1986
Some memorial items of 11th league :
- 1. Takemiya
- 6-0 at the end of June.
- 2. Cho
- Got 6-wins and joined in play-off
was awarded a Japanese igo journalist club prize
in this summer because of his miraculous activity
got Gosei title from Otake
- 3. Play-off
- Cho (1st place) vs Kato (3rd)
Ishida (4th) & Takemiya (7th) also got 6-wins
- 4. Kato
- Became the 11th Meijin title holder
I had sincerely desired the Meijin title.
As if I was in a dream.
- 5. Kobayashi
- Kisei, Judan, Tengen
Lack of records in January is due to Cho's traffic accident near
midnight of the 6th of January. A policeman said he miraculously
survived. He was seriously injured, a compound fracture of his
both legs and left arm, and his head had also an external wound.
When a writer visited him in hospital at next early morning,
he said "I can play Meijin league (against Ishida) on 9th,
can't it?, because I have two days rest (today and tomorrow).
Fortunately, I have my brain and right hand unwounded." A writer
was struck dumb with astonishment, he had only thought about Go!
The superman carried on a stretcher by Yomiuri's airplane to
Toyama airport for Kisei title match held on the 16 & 17th.
He had played the game in a wheelchair, having his legs and
left hand in plaster.
(Report by roha)