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JP ki000006 Sakata Eio
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also found as 坂田栄男
Honinbo Eiju
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chinese Ban3-tian2 Rong2-nan2 (bantian, ban tian rong nan)
nationality JP Japan
born 1920-02-15
died 2010-10-22
teachers Masubuchi Tatsuko (from 1929)
rank 9
pro status Professional
affiliation Nihon Ki-in, Tokyo, Japan
pid 6
biography Sakata Eio, Born Feb. 15, 1920 in Tokyo, Japan. First major title: Top Position Title 3 times; Strongest Player twice; 16th Honinbo Title, 1961, defending it six additional years and so becoming Honorary Honinbo. Defeated Fujisawa Shuko in 1963 to win 2nd Meijin Title and become first Meijin-Honinbo in history. Won Meijin Title twice. In 1964 won 30 games and lost 2, holding a record seven titles: Meijin, Honinbo, Nihon Kiin Championship, Pro Best Ten, Oza, Nihon Kiin #1, NHK Cup, (only missing 10 Dan). Winner 10 Dan Title 5 times; Nihon Kiin Championship 12 times (Honorary Nihon Kiin Champion); NHK Cup 11 times (Honorary NHK Champion); Oza Title 7 times; Nihon Kiin #1 four times. Winner of Oteai six times. Winner of many other titles, totaling 64; winner 29 straight tournament games; participant in Meijin or Honinbo League 53 times. Winner of NHK Broadcast Cultural Award in 1981. 1993 record: 5 wins, 11 losses. Lives in Tokyo, Japan.
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