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Hideo Otake

Hideo Otake
Full name Hideo Otake
Nickname Aesthetics GO Player
Kanji 大竹英雄
Kana オオタケヒデオ
Born May 12, 1942
Kitakyūshū, Japan
Teacher Minoru Kitani
Turned pro 1956
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

Hideo Otake (大竹 英雄 Ōtake Hideo, born May 12, 1942) is a Japanese Go player.

Biography

Otake was born in Kitakyūshū City, Japan. He joined the legendary Kitani Minoru school when he was 9, and quickly rose up the ranks to turn professional in 1956, when he was 14. He progressed swiftly, achieving 9 dan in 1970. He did not have much patience, which could be seen as he would sometimes read comic books while he waited for his opponent to play.

Titles and runners-up

Ranks #4 in total number of titles in Japan.

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Kisei 2 (1981, 1990)
Meijin 4 (1975, 1976, 1978, 1979) 8 (1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1993)
Honinbo 1 (1988)
Oza 1 (1975) 3 (1969, 1976, 1983)
Judan 5 (1969, 1980, 1981, 1993, 1994) 4 (1971, 1982, 1985, 1995)
Gosei 7 (1978, 1980-1985) 3 (1976, 1979, 1986)
Ryusei 1 (1992)
NHK Cup 5 (1968, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1994) 3 (1972, 1983, 1990)
NEC Cup 3 (1986, 1988, 1995) 2 (1981, 1990)
Kakusei 5 (1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988) 3 (1986, 1991, 1992)
Hayago Championship 2 (1973, 1976) 2 (1974, 1979)
Prime Minister Cup 1 (1965)
Dai-ichi 5 (1970, 1971, 1973-1975)
Total 41 31
Continental
Asian TV Cup 1 (1994)
Total 1 0
International
Ing Cup 1 (1992)
Fujitsu Cup 1 (1992)
IBM Cup 1 (1989)
Total 2 1
Career total
Total 44 32

Trivia

Honours

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