|also found as
||Zhao4 Zhi4-xun (zhao zhi xun)
|| Korea (South)
||Kitani Minoru (from 1962)
||Nihon Ki-in, Tokyo, Japan
|| 62.44% (details)
||Cho Chikun, Born July 23, 1956 in Seoul, Korea.
First major title: 12th Pro Best Ten Title, 1975. Defeated Otake
Hideo, Meijin in 1980 to win 5th Meijin Title. Defended Meijin
Title 5 straight years to earn Honorary Meijin status. 1981 won
Honinbo Title to become fourth player in history to become
Meijin-Honinbo. 1982, Kakusei, 10 Dan, Honinbo & Meijin titles.
1983 won Kisei Title (retained a total of 3 straight years).
1987, 13th Tengen Title, becoming first player in history to have
held all seven major titles. 1989, 44th Honinbo, defended title a
total of five straight years through 1993; defended 27th 10 Dan
Title. Regained Kisei Title in 1994.
Winner of Oteai top section once, lower section twice (in 1969-73
winning 33 straight games). Gosei, Haya-go, NEC Cup, NHK Cup &
Kakusei twice. Oza once. Four time winner of KIDO magazine "Most
Outstanding Player" award and Shusai Award four times. 1993
record: 26 wins, 13 losses.
Lives in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture.