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Japan  tournaments | meijin title, 5th edition, 1980  
Title match
Cho Chikun KR
ki000004|Born 1956-06-20
Rank 9p
Stored games 3222
Using this name 3118

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Otake Hideo JP
ki000008|Born 1942-05-12
Rank 9p
Stored games 2322
Using this name 2320

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  1 2 3 4 5 6 T
  Cho Chikun   [print] [print] blackR Void [print] [print] 4
  Otake Hideo   whiteR blackR [print] Void whiteR black1.5 1

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In game 4 of the title match, both the Meijin and the challenger were in byo-yomi, when Cho asked ko-toriban (turn) to the scorer (is it my turn to take the ko?) and as he said "yes", Cho played 213, taking a ko without making a ko-threat. At that time, such question and answer dialogs were customary. Ishida Yoshio in attendance and Asahi Shimbun immediately discussed the situation, and Tamura Ryukihei (the game writer) announced "mu-shoubu" (no game). The scorer was Hikosaka Naoto (4 dan), who later became Judan.

Cho answered "I did not come to Japan to obtain 5 dan", when a journalist offered his congratulations when Cho was promoted to 5 dan some years earlier. Now he publicly returned home full of honors. He was invited by the President of Korea, and a photo of the President and Cho in the Presidential Mansion was published on the top page of the Korean evening news.


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Challenger playoff
Cho Chikun, 8 dan Cho Chikun
Kato Masao, 9 dan
Challenger league
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T
  1. Sakata Eio, 9 dan   X black1.5 [print] black5.5 whiteR [print] whiteR black2.5 [print] 3
  2. Kato Masao, 9 dan   [print] X black0.5 [print] black3.5 [print] [print] [print] [print] 6
  3. Takemiya Masaki, 9 dan   black7.5 [print] X blackR whiteR [print] [print] [print] [print] 5
  4. Rin Kaiho, 9 dan   [print] blackR [print] X [print] [print] blackR white2.5 [print] 5
  5. Cho Chikun, 9 dan   [print] [print] [print] whiteR X [print] whiteR [print] [print] 6
  6. Hashimoto Utaro, 9 dan   whiteR black3.5 white7.5 blackR whiteR X [print] [print] blackR 2
  7. Kobayashi Koichi, 9 dan   [print] white6.5 black0.5 [print] [print] white2.5 X [print] [print] 5
  8. Hane Yasumasa, 9 dan   [print] black2.5 whiteR [print] whiteR black1.5 whiteR X black5.5 2
  9. Yamashiro Hiroshi, 9 dan   black5.5 whiteR black10.5 whiteR black1.5 [print] blackR [print] X 2
Challenger qualification
Hane Yasumasa, 8 dan Hane Yasumasa
Hisai Keishi, 9 dan
Yamashiro Hiroshi, 6 dan Yamashiro Hiroshi
Takagi Shoichi, 8 dan
Ishii Kunio, 9 dan Kobayashi Koichi
Kobayashi Koichi, 9 dan

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