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Ma Xiaochun (simplified Chinese: 马晓春; traditional Chinese: 馬暁春; pinyin: Mǎ Xiǎochūn; born 26 August 1964) is a Chinese professional Go player.[1]

Ma Xiaochun
Full nameMa Xiaochun
ChineseTrad. 馬暁春 Simp. 马晓春
PinyinMǎ Xiǎochūn
Born (1964-08-26) 26 August 1964 (age 54)
Zhejiang, China
ResidenceChina
TeacherFujisawa Hideyuki
Turned pro1982
Rank9 dan
AffiliationChinese Weiqi Association.

BiographyEdit

Ma was born in Zhejiang, China.[2] He began playing Go at the age of nine and was awarded 7 dan rank in 1982. In 1983, Ma was promoted to 9 dan.[3] He visited Japan in 1982 and later won the World Amateur Go Championship in 1983.[2] Ma won the 2nd Mingren title in 1989 and successfully defended it for thirteen straight years, second most behind Cho Hunhyun's sixteen Paewang titles.[4]

Titles and runners-upEdit

As of 10 June 2018

Ranks #1 in total number of titles in China.

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Guoshou 2 (1982, 1985) 1 (1983)
National Go Individual 5 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991) 2 (1980, 1981)
New Sports Cup 2 (1984, 1985) 1 (1986)
Tianyuan 4 (1987, 1994–1996) 3 (1988, 1992, 1997)
Mingren 13 (1989–2001) 1 (2002)
CCTV Cup 6 (1989, 1991-1992, 1994-1995, 2002) 3 (1993, 1998, 2001)
Shiqiang 2 (1990, 1992) 3 (1989, 1991, 1993)
Qiwang 4 (1991, 1993-1995) 1 (2000)
Da Guoshou 2 (1993, 1994)
Longshan 1 (1995)
Rongguan Cup 1 (1995)
Bawang Cup 1 (1996) 1 (1997)
Youqing Cup 1 (1996) 2 (1995, 1997)
Delong Yiye Cup 2 (1997-1998)
Ahan Tongshan Cup 1 (1999) 1 (2001)
Qisheng 1 (1999)
Lebaishi Cup 1 (2000)
Weifu Fangkai Cup 1 (2007)
Total 47 22
Continental
Title Wins Runners-up
China-Japan Agon Cup 1 (2000)
China-Japan Tengen 3 (1994–1996)
China-Japan Mingren 2 (1992, 1994) 4 (1989-1991, 1993)
Total 5 5
International
Title Wins Runners-up
Tong Yang Cup 1 (1995) 1 (1996)
Fujitsu Cup 1 (1995) 2 (1996, 1999)
Asian TV Cup 1 (1998)
Samsung Cup 1 (1998)
LG Cup 1 (1999)
Chunlan Cup 1 (2000)
Total 2 7
Career Total
Total 54 34

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Games List: Ma Xiaochun". Fuseki Info. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Ma Xiaochun". gobase.org. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Ma Xiaochun 9p". gogameworld.com. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  4. ^ Yonghe Zhang (December 2002). "Consecutive Title Myth". gogameworld.com. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.