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26th Meijin title


The lowest three players from the previous year are demoted, and entrance matches determine which three new players enter the League.

game date black white result sgf
Qualification final 2000-11-02 Yamashiro Hiroshi Rin Kaiho W+R sgf
Qualification final 2000-11-09 Takao Shinji Cho Sonjin W+R sgf
Qualification final 2000-10-26 Komatsu Hideki Cho U B+1.5 sgf


Results (in the first column the white player, on the top row the black player). The ordering of the first six players is according to their results in the previous year. The last three are the winners of the entrance matches.

# player result 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Cho Chikun 5-3 W+R W+R B+R B+2.5
2. O Meien 4-4 B+R W+1.5 B+R B+6.5
3. O Rissei 3-5 B+R B+1.5 W+6.5 W+R
4. Hane Naoki 2-6 B+R W+R B+R B+R
5. Ryu Shikun 5-3 B+1.5 W+3.5 W+4.5 W+R
6. Kato Masao 4-4 B+3.5 W+0.5 B+0.5 W+3.5
7. Rin Kaiho 6-2 W+1.5 W+R W+R W+0.5
8. Cho Sonjin 5-3 W+6.5 B+R W+6.5 B+1.5
9. Komatsu Hideki 2-6 B+R B+3.5 W+R B+R

Komatsu Hideki, Hane Naoki, and O Rissei are demoted.

26th Meijin Title

game date black white result sgf
1 2001-09-04,05 Yoda Norimoto Rin Kaiho B+2.5 sgf
2 2001-09-19,20 Rin Kaiho Yoda Norimoto W+0.5 sgf
3 2001-09-26,27 Yoda Norimoto Rin Kaiho W+0.5 sgf
4 2001-10-10,11 Rin Kaiho Yoda Norimoto B+5.5 sgf
5 2001-10-17,18 Yoda Norimoto Rin Kaiho B+R sgf
6 2001-10-31,11-01 Rin Kaiho Yoda Norimoto W+R sgf

Yoda Norimoto won 4-2.