R.I.P. Go Seigen

On Sunday, 2014-11-30, Japanese Go Legend Go Seigen died at the age of 100, “in Kanagawa Prefecture Odawara city hospital of natural causes.” (Google Chrome translation)

See http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/culture/20141130-OYT1T50103.html?from=ytop_top

English article: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001757079

R.I.P. Go Seigen, and thanks for all your teaching and games!

http://senseis.xmp.net/?GoSeigen (updated)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Seigen (not yet updated)

(Via Peter Marx on FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/Baduklife/permalink/872022522830466/)


R.I.P. one of the greatest Go players of 20th century! We will never forget you, Wu Quingyuan!

Out of respect for the dead, I will not debate your point.

R.I.P. It is not the 1th here yet. Kind of weird reading about someone dying tomorrow.

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88 mph in an empty mall parking lot can sort out everything.

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Rest in Peace, one of the best to ever play the game.

Really sorry to hear the news. I grew up in the city where he was born. R.I.P. Go Seigen (Wu Qingyuan).

English article: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001757079

Since it’s Monday already in Japan I misunderstood.

He died early Sunday morning. Sorry.

Go Seigen was the very first name of any professional Go player I ever heard and that was hushed in awe by a 5-Dan then.


So sad, but at least he lived a long and full life, and made contributions to the game of Go for which we can all be thankful!


He did not look very comfortable at his birthday.

God Dan is an overdue promotion.