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||Fujisawa Hosai, Born Mar. 5, 1919 in Yokohama, Kanagawa.
Died Aug. 2, 1993.
Original name was Kuranosuke. Became insei at the Nihon Kiin in
1930. Favored by Honinbo Shusai Meijin, and was rumored to be in
line for those hereditary titles. Won the Oteai seven times. Was first
player to be promoted to 9 dan under the Oteai system. Left the
Nihon Kiin in 1953 and returned in 1959.
First major titles: 6th & 9th Igo Championships, 6th Oza Title
and 3rd 10 Dan Title. In all, won seven titles in his career.
Challenger in the 12th Honinbo Title Match in 1957. Famous also
for playing two 10 game matches (Jubango) with Go Seigen, when he
and Go were the only 9 dan players, but he lost both times.
Known for his powerful fighting style and deep reading, as well
as his unusual openings: as black he almost invariably opened the
game by playing on the 3-3 point in one corner, and making a
corner enclosure in the parallel corner, while with white he
played imitation go (mane go).
Lived in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa.