I would like to make a poll to see who is the most popular Go player here (I’m thinking 2 polls, pros and beloved prominent amateurs), but I don’t know enough players.
So, I invite everyone to share with us their favorites. Preferably something like this:
- Name of player, maybe some bio, relevant facts.
- Why they are your favorite (playing style, studying method, innovative move etc).
- Favorite game from each player (if applicable, it can be a YT video, an OGS demo board, or wherever people can study the game).
I will take all names from the next 24 hours or so for the poll only, but of course everyone can keep adding after that.
Vote for your favorite pro Go player
- Lee Sedol
- Gu Li
- Cho Chikun
- Kobayashi Satoru
- Shibano Toramaru
- Honinbo Jowa
- Honinbo Shuei
- Kobayashi Koichi
- Yamashita Keigo
- Fujisawa Shuko
- Go Seigen
- Yasui Senchi
- Kubomatsu Katsukiyo
Note 1: There’s a similar post from 2014, but I thought the change of decade warranted an update.
Note 2: Please don’t provide just lists of players from sites etc. My point is for each of us to share their personal favorite, and why they think so.