|also found as
||Ban3-tian2 Rong2-nan2 (bantian, ban tian rong nan)
||Masubuchi Tatsuko (from 1929)
||Nihon Ki-in, Tokyo, Japan
||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.