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Gosei title games

This page gives the games (in SGF format) from the Gosei (碁聖) title match.
For results from the tournament, see the subpages linked to (in the first column).

NrYearWinnerOpponent ScoreGames
11976Kato MasaoOtake Hideo 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
21977Kato MasaoTakemiya Masaki 3-0 1 2 3
31978Otake HideoKato Masao 3-1 1 2 3 4
41979Cho ChikunOtake Hideo 3-0 1 2 3
51980Otake HideoCho Chikun 3-1 1 2 3 4
61981Otake HideoKato Masao 3-1 1 2 3 4
71982Otake HideoCho Chikun 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
81983Otake HideoAwaji Shuzo 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
91984Otake HideoKato Masao 3-1 1 2 3 4
101985Otake HideoKudo Norio 3-1 1 2 3 4
111986Cho ChikunOtake Hideo 3-0 1 2 3
121987Kato MasaoCho Chikun 3-1 1 2 3 4
131988Kobayashi KoichiKato Masao 3-0 1 2 3
141989Kobayashi KoichiImamura Toshiya 3-1 1 2 3 4
151990Kobayashi KoichiKobayashi Satoru 3-0 1 2 3
161991Kobayashi KoichiKobayashi Satoru 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
171992Kobayashi KoichiKobayashi Satoru 3-1 1 2 3 4
181993Kobayashi KoichiRin Kaiho 3-0 1 2 3
191994Rin KaihoKobayashi Koichi 3-1 1 2 3 4
201995Kobayashi SatoruRin Kaiho 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
211996Yoda NorimotoKobayashi Satoru 3-0 1 2 3
221997Yoda NorimotoYuki Satoshi 3-1 1 2 3 4
231998Yoda NorimotoSonoda Yuichi 3-0 1 2 3
241999Kobayashi KoichiYoda Norimoto 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
252000Yamashita KeigoKobayashi Koichi 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
262001Kobayashi KoichiYamashita Keigo 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
272002Kobayashi KoichiYuki Satoshi 3-1 1 2 3 4
282003Yoda NorimotoKobayashi Koichi 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
292004Yoda NorimotoYamada Kimio 3-1 1 2 3 4
302005Yoda NorimotoYuki Satoshi 3-0 1 2 3
312006Cho UYoda Norimoto 3-0 1 2 3
322007Cho UYokota Shigeaki 3-0 1 2 3
332008Cho UYamashita Keigo 3-1 1 2 3 4
342009Cho UYuki Satoshi 3-0 1 2 3
352010Sakai HideyukiCho U 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
362011Hane NaokiSakai Hideyuki 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
372012Iyama YutaHane Naoki 3-0 1 2 3
382013Iyama YutaKono Rin 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
392014Iyama YutaKono Rin 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
402015Iyama YutaYamashita Keigo 3-1 1 2 3 4
412016Iyama YutaMurakawa Daisuke 3-0 1 2 3
422017Iyama YutaYamashita Keigo 3-0 1 2 3
432018Kyo KagenIyama Yuta 3-0 1 2 3

Participants

The Gosei Title is a best-of-five match between the current title bearer and the winner of the main tournament. The main tournament is a knockout tournament. Participants are the winners of the Nihon Ki-in and Kansai Kiin preliminaries, and the four semifinalists from the previous year. Before the 37th edition, Nihon Ki-in (but not Kansai Kiin) had the restriction that a player should be at least 5p.
For example, Murakawa Daisuke (3p) from the Kansai Kiin played in 2006 in the 32nd Gosei main tournament. In 2011 Tsuruta Kazushi (1p) from the Nihon Ki-in played in the 37th Gosei main tournament.

Honorary title

Players who won the Gosei title five or more consecutive times get the Honorary Gosei title. So far these are Otake Hideo, Kobayashi Koichi and Iyama Yuta.