|Full name||Satoru Kobayashi|
|Born|| April 5, 1959
Satoru Kobayashi (小林覚 Kobayashi Satoru, born April 5, 1959) is a professional Go player.
Satoru Kobayashi is a professional Go player, who plays for the Japanese Nihon Ki-in. His rank is 9 dan, and he is known for his pincer style. He has one brother and sister, who are also professionals - Chizu Kobayashi and Kenji Kobayashi.
In the beginning of 2001, Kobayashi was suspended by the Nihon Ki-in. He had accidentally injured his Chunlan Cup opponent Ryu Shikun while they were drinking at a bar, by gesturing with his hand while it held a brandy glass, breaking the glass, gashing Ryu Shikun's cheek and his own hand. Kobayashi offered to retire from Go, but the Nihon Ki-in set that offer aside. The Chinese and Koreans both pled for clemency toward him; the suspension was shortened from a year to 8 months, and Kobayashi was allowed to play in September.
|Kisei||1 (1995)||3 (1996, 1997, 2007)|
|Gosei||1 (1995)||4 (1990-1992, 1996)|
|Agon Cup||1 (1998)||2 (1995, 2005)|
|NHK Cup||1 (1995)||2 (1989, 1996)|
|NEC Cup||1 (1998)||3 (1985, 1996, 2006)|
|Shin-Ei||1 (1982)||1 (1985)|
|NEC Shun-Ei||1 (1987)|
|Hayago Championship||2 (1999, 2000)|
|Asian TV Cup||1 (1989)|
|Samsung Cup||1 (1997)|
|Tong Yang Cup||1 (1997)|
|IBM Cup||1 (1990)|