Go, Wei qi, Baduk Club Message Board › Japanese Professional Go player and legend, Sakata Eio passed away last even
Sakata Eio passed away last evening from a thoracic aortic aneurysm.
He was 90-years old and one of the dominant players in the mid-20th
century. Due to his skills in finding global tesujis, handling thin
groups and reading accuracy he was nicknamed "Razor" Sakata and
"Shinogi" Sakata. He won the most titles in the world with 64 until
2002, when Yi Chang'ho and Cho Chikun overtook him. He served as the
Nihon Kiin president for many years.