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Akira Ishida - Go player

Full name Akira Ishida
Kanji 石田章
Born May 23, 1949
Tokyo, Japan
Teacher Fukuda Masayoshi
Turned pro 1966
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

Akira Ishida (石田章 Ishida Akira) (born May 23, 1949 in Tokyo, Japan) is a professional Go player. He is also the co-author of the go strategy book Attack and Defense.


Ishida was a student of Fukuda Masayoshi when he became an insei. 8 years after becoming an insei, Ishida became a pro in 1966. He was promoted quickly, reaching 9 dan in 1982. In 1972, he won the Oteai's top section, and later went on to win two straight Shinjin-O titles in 1978 and 1979. Two years later, he won another title, the Shin-Ei. He won the "Best Technique Award" from Kido on three occasions. He currently resides in Tokyo, Japan.

Promotion record

Rank Year Notes
1 dan 1966
2 dan 1967
3 dan 1968
4 dan 1970
5 dan 1971
6 dan 1973
7 dan 1975
8 dan 1979
9 dan 1982


Title Years Held
Current 1
Shinjin-O 1978, 1979
Defunct 1
Shin-Ei 1981