Masao Kato, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Masao Kato

Japanese Go player

Date of Birth: 15-Mar-1947

Place of Birth: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 30-Dec-2004

Profession: Go professional

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Masao Kato

  • Masao Kato Honorary Oza (?? ??, Kato Masao, March 15, 1947 – December 30, 2004), also known as Kato Kensei (???? Kato Kensei), was a Japanese professional go player.
  • A late bloomer, Kato won 46 titles, including the Oza eight times in a row.
  • He also became the second player to reach 1,200 career wins, behind Rin Kaiho.Kato is the author of The Chinese Opening: The Sure-Win Strategy (published in English by Kiseido Publishing Company) and Kato's Attack and Kill (published by Ishi Press).

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