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Yoshio Ishida

Yoshio Ishida
Full name Yoshio Ishida
Nickname The Human Computer
Kanji 石田芳夫
Born August 15, 1948
Kiyosu, Aichi, Japan
Teacher Kitani Minoru
Turned pro 1963
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

Yoshio Ishida (石田 芳夫 Ishida Yoshio, born August 15, 1948) is a professional Go player.

Biography

By the time he was 8, Ishida started learning Go. He was a student at the legendary Kitani Minoru go school. Famous along with his fellow students Cho Chikun, Kobayashi Koichi, Kato Masao, and Takemiya Masaki. He joined the dojo at a young age like his fellow students. He became a professional in 1963 when he was 15. His dan rank grew quickly because of the Oteai. He would go up the ranks faster than rules allowed after winning the first 14 Oteai games when he was being promoted from 6 to 7 dan. He reached 9 dan in 11 years, faster than most other players do. Ishida was given the nickname "The Computer" because his Yose play and counting skills were far more accurate than other pros.

Promotion record

Rank Year Notes
1 dan 1963
2 dan 1964
3 dan 1965
4 dan 1966
5 dan 1967
6 dan 1969
7 dan 1970
8 dan 1973
9 dan 1974

Titles and runners-up

Ranks #9-t in total amount of titles in Japan.

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Kisei 1 (1979)
Meijin 1 (1974) 3 (1973, 1975, 1976)
Honinbo 5 (1971-1975) 2 (1976, 1978)
Tengen 1 (1984) 1 (1985)
Oza 2 (1974, 1978) 3 (1975, 1979, 1980)
Ryusei 1 (1991)
NHK Cup 3 (1987, 1990, 2001) 2 (1971, 1985)
NEC Cup 1 (1987) 1 (1988)
Nihon-Kiin Championship 2 (1970, 1971) 1 (1972)
Hayago Championship 3 (1979, 1982, 1983) 2 (1987, 2002)
Prime Minister Cup 1 (1968)
Shin-Ei 1 (1969)
Asahi Pro Best Ten 2 (1971, 1972)
Total 22 17
International
IBM Cup 1 (1988) 1 (1989)
Total 1 1
Career total
Total 23 18
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