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JP hashimoto_utaro Hashimoto Utaro
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also found as 橋本宇太郎
Honinbo Shou
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chinese Qiao2-ben3 Yu3-tai4-lang2 (qiaoben, qiao ben yu tai lang)
korean Gyo Bon Woo Tae Rang
nationality JP Japan
born 1907-02-27
died 1994-07-24
teachers Segoe Kensaku (from 1920)
rank 9
pro status Professional
affiliation Kansai Ki-in, Osaka, Japan
pid 2001
biography Hashimoto Utaro, 9 dan Born Feb. 27, 1907 in Osaka, Japan. Died July 24, 1994. First major title: 2nd, 5th & 6th Honinbo Titles, 1943, 1950-51. Particularly noteworthy is the 6th Honinbo Title Match. Trailing Sakata Eio, 7 dan, 1-3 before the fifth game, Hashimoto declared that he had "washed his neck in anticipation of the stroke of execution." He won that game and the next two to become upset victor. Lost 3rd Honinbo Title Match in 1945 which featured Game 2 played on the outskirts of Hiroshima when the atomic bomb exploded. Winner 1st & 9th 10 Dan Titles, 1962 & 1971; 1st, 3rd & 4th Oza Titles, 1953, 1955-6; 7th Pro Best 10 (defeating Kato Masao 3-0), 1970. Winner NHK Cup 2 times; 2nd Haya-go Championship, 1970. Finalist in 1st Kisei Title, 1977. Founded Kansai Kiin in 1950 and was Chief Director of same. Lived in Kobe City, Hyogo.
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