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Ma Xiaochun

Ma Xiaochun
Full name Ma Xiaochun
Chinese Trad. 馬暁春 Simp. 马晓春
Pinyin Mǎ Xiǎochūn
Born 26 August 1964
Zhejiang, China
Teacher Fujisawa Hideyuki
Turned pro 1982
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Zhongguo Qiyuan

Ma Xiaochun (simplified Chinese: 马晓春; traditional Chinese: 馬暁春; pinyin: Mǎ Xiǎochūn; born 26 August 1964) is a Chinese professional Go player.

Biography

Ma was born in Zhejiang, China. He began playing Go at the age of nine and was awarded 7 dan rank in 1982. In 1983, Ma was promoted to 9 dan. He visited Japan in 1982 and later won the World Amateur Go Championship in 1983. Ma won the 2nd Mingren title in 1989 and successfully defended it for thirteen straight years, second most behind Cho Hunhyun's sixteen Paewang titles.

Titles and runners-up

Ranks #2 in total amount of titles in China.

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Mingren 13 (1989-2001) 1 (2002)
Tianyuan 4 (1987, 1994-1996) 3 (1988, 1992, 1997)
Ahan Tongshan Cup 1 (1999) 1 (2001)
Qiwang 4 (1996-1999) 1 (2000)
Longchen 1 (2007)
CCTV Cup 6 (1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2002) 3 (1993, 1998, 2001)
National Go Individual 5 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991) 2 (1980, 1981)
New Sports Cup 2 (1984, 1985) 1 (1986)
Qisheng 1 (1999)
Lebaishi Cup 1 (2000)
Total 35 15
Continental
Asian TV Cup 1 (1998)
China-Japan Agon Cup 1 (2000)
China-Japan Tengen 3 (1994-1996)
Total 3 2
International
LG Cup 1 (1999)
Samsung Cup 1 (1998)
Chunlan Cup 1 (2000)
Fujitsu Cup 1 (1995) 2 (1996, 1999)
Tong Yang Cup 1 (1995) 1 (1996)
Total 2 6
Career total
Total 40 23
COMMENTS
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