Games of Cho Chikun against Fujisawa Hideyuki

Fukisawa won the first game of the 1983 Kisei title match. Watching are Takagawa and Ohira.

Fujisawa Hideyuki, born in 1925, retired as a professional in 1998. The reading Fujisawa Shuko is more common, but against his wishes.

Famous as a man of extremes. There are many stories, such as that he was drinking 9 months of the year and would get sober just in time to win another Kisei match. In any case, he is regarded as one of the most sublime players of the century. He won titles when it really mattered, such as the first Meijin in 1962. He won the first Kisei and did hang on to that title for six terms.

Fujisawa in 2003.

In 1999 he left the Nihon Ki-in after a dispute, but returned in the summer of 2003 by which time the Nihon Ki-in had new reform-minded directors such as Kato Masao -- note he can still not be found on the website of the Nihon Ki-in.

He is also well known for his many trips to China and Korea, for his support for Chinese Go and for his study groups. Some information about his earlier years is here.

Cho Chikun's first match against Fujisawa was the Asahi Top Eight, a one off tournament that Cho won in 1976. But he was also the one to end Fujisawa's period of Kisei title holder. In that match Cho came back, miraculously, after losing the first three games.

Nr. Date Event & Result Mvs
11974-05-0911th Pro Best Ten, Losers' Round 2 (B, B+R)115
21975-03-1312th Pro Best Ten, Round 3 (B, B+1.5)240
31975-06-00Game sponsored by Kido (B, W+R)240
41976-01-22Asahi Top Eight Players Final, Game 1 (W, W+R)184
51976-01-29Asahi Top Eight Players Final, Game 2 (B, W+R)154
61976-02-05Asahi Top Eight Players Final, Game 3 (B, B+2.5)256
71978-07-134th Tengen, Round 2 (B, W+1.5)246
81979-02-0426th NHK Cup, Round 3 (W, W+R)142
91979-09-0812th Hayago Championship, Round 1 (W, W+R)180
101980-05-016th Tengen, Round 1 (B, B+R)85
111980/19813rd Kakusei, League (?, +)?
121980/19813rd Kakusei, Playoff knockout (?, +)?
131981-12-214th Kakusei, League (B, B+R)207
141982-10-005th Kakusei, League (B, B+R)171
151983-01-137th Kisei Final, Game 1 (W, B+4.5)265
161983-01-267th Kisei Final, Game 2 (B, W+R)166
171983-02-027th Kisei Final, Game 3 (W, B+3.5)187
181983-02-167th Kisei Final, Game 4 (B, B+R)219
191983-02-237th Kisei Final, Game 5 (W, W+R)172
201983-03-097th Kisei Final, Game 6 (B, B+5.5)293
211983-03-167th Kisei Final, Game 7 (W, W+1.5)268
221987-00-0035th NHK Cup, Round 1 (?, +) 
231987-08-0512th Meijin League (B, B+R)157
241988-06-0913th Meijin League (B, W+4.5)269
251989-07-0314th Meijin League (B, B+R)189
261990-03-0115th Meijin League (W, W+R)174
271990-07-2823rd Hayago Championship, Round 2 (B, B+8.5)292
281991-07-1116th Meijin League (B, B+R)237
291991-09-1216th Kisei, Strongest Players' Quarter-Final (B, B+R)195
301991-09-2614th Kakusei, Round 2 (B, B+R)255
311991-12-1917th Meijin League (W, B+R)151
321993-08-1216th Kakusei, Round 2 (B, B+3.5)256
331996-12-0244th NHK Cup, Round 2 (W, W+R)120

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