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Shuzo Awaji

Shuzo Awaji
Full name Shuzo Awaji
Kanji 淡路修三
Born August 13, 1949
Tokyo, Japan
Teacher Tomoe Ito
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

Shuzo Awaji (淡路修三 Awaji Shuzo, born August 13, 1949) is a professional Go player.


Shuzo Awaji became a professional Go player when he was 19 years old. He was promoted to 9 dan after he challenged for the 1984 Honinbo title. Despite challenging for all of the big seven titles in Japan (Kisei, Meijin, Honinbo, Judan, Tengen, Oza and Gosei), he has never won any of them.

Titles & runners-up

Titles Years Held
Defunct 1
Shin-Ei 1978, 1980
Titles Years Lost
Current 4
Meijin 1989
Honinbo 1984
Tengen 1983
Gosei 1983
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