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Honinbo title games

This page gives the title games (in SGF format) for the Honinbo (本因坊) title. For results from the league, see the subpages linked to (in the first column).

NrYearWinnerOpponent ScoreGames
11941 Sekiyama Riichi (6d) Kato Shin 3-3 1 2 3 4 5 6
21943 Hashimoto Utaro (7d)Sekiyama Riichi 2-0 1 2
31945 Iwamoto Kaoru (7d)Hashimoto Utaro 3-3, 2-0 1 2 3 4 5 6 p1 p2
41947 idemKitani Minoru 3-2 1 2 3 4 5
51950Hashimoto Utaro (8d)Iwamoto Kaoru 4-0 1 2 3 4
61951 idemSakata Eio 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
71952 Takagawa Kaku (7d)Hashimoto Utaro 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
81953idemKitani Minoru 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
91954 idemSugiuchi Masao 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
101955 idemShimamura Toshihiro 4-0 1 2 3 4
111956idemidem 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
121957 idemFujisawa Hosai 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
131958idemSugiuchi Masao 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
141959idemKitani Minoru 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
151960 idemFujisawa Shuko 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
161961Sakata Eio (9d)Takagawa Kaku 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
171962 idemHanda Dogen 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
181963idemTakagawa Kaku 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
191964idemidem 4-0 1 2 3 4
201965 idemYamabe Toshiro 4-0 1 2 3 4
211966idemFujisawa Shuko 4-0 1 2 3 4
221967 idemRin Kaiho 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
231968Rin Kaiho (9d)Sakata Eio 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
241969 idemKato Masao 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
251970idemSakata Eio 4-0 1 2 3 4
261971 Ishida Yoshio (7d)Rin Kaiho 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
271972idemidem 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
281973idemidem 4-0 1 2 3 4
291974 idemTakemiya Masaki 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
301975idemSakata Eio 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
311976Takemiya Masaki (8d)Ishida Yoshio 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
321977Kato Masao (8d)Takemiya Masaki 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
331978idemIshida Yoshio 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
341979idemRin Kaiho 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
351980Takemiya MasakiKato Masao 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
361981 Cho ChikunTakemiya Masaki 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
371982 idemKobayashi Koichi 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
381983Rin KaihoCho Chikun 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
391984 idemAwaji Shuzo 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
401985Takemiya MasakiRin Kaiho 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
411986 idemYamashiro Hiroshi 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
421987idemidem 4-0 1 2 3 4
431988 idemOtake Hideo 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
441989Cho ChikunTakemiya Masaki 4-0 1 2 3 4
451990idemKobayashi Koichi 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
461991idemidem 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
471992idemidem 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
481993idemYamashiro Hiroshi 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
491994 idemKataoka Satoshi 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
501995idemKato Masao 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
511996 idemRyu Shikun 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
521997idemKato Masao 4-0 1 2 3 4
531998idemO Rissei 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
541999 Cho Sonjin (9d)Cho Chikun 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
552000 O Meien (9d)Cho Sonjin 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
562001 idemCho U 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
572002 Kato MasaoO Meien 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
582003Cho UKato Masao 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
592004 idemYoda Norimoto 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
602005 Takao ShinjiCho U 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
612006 idemYamada Kimio 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
622007 idemYoda Norimoto 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
632008 Hane NaokiTakao Shinji 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
642009 idemidem 4-2 1 2 3 4 5 6
652010 Yamashita KeigoHane Naoki 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
662011 idemidem 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
672012 Iyama YutaYamashita Keigo 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
682013 idemTakao Shinji 4-3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
692014 idemIda Atsushi 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
702015 idemYamashita Keigo 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
712016 idemTakao Shinji 4-1 1 2 3 4 5
722017 idemMotoki Katsuya 4-0 1 2 3 4
732018 idem Yamashita Keigo 4-1 1 2 3 4 5

Honorary title

Players who won the Honinbo title five or more consecutive times get a honorary Honinbo title. So far these are

Honorary title Name
22nd Honinbo Takagawa Kaku
23rd Honinbo Sakata Eio
24th Honinbo Ishida Yoshio
25th Honinbo Cho Chikun
26th Honinbo Iyama Yuta

Honinbo Names

Various people changed their name after obtaining the Honinbo or honorary Honinbo title.

player Honinbo name
Sekiyama Riichi Honinbo Risen (本因坊 利仙)
Hashimoto Utaro Honinbo Shou (本因坊 昭宇)
Iwamoto Kaoru Honinbo Kunwa (本因坊 薫和)
Takagawa Kaku Honinbo Shukaku (本因坊 秀格)
Sakata Eio Honinbo Eiju (本因坊 栄寿)
Ishida Yoshio Honinbo Shuho (本因坊 秀芳)
Takemiya Masaki Honinbo Shuju (本因坊 秀樹)
Yamashita Keigo Honinbo Dowa (本因坊 道吾)
Iyama Yuta Honinbo Monyu (本因坊 文裕)