Japanese Professional to visit North London Go Club

As we have already announced we are pleased to receive two professionals from the Nihon Ki-in to the UK, with the assistance of the The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

They will be visiting Oxford and Bognor Regis. Chizu Kobayashi will then go on to visit London and Edinburgh.

The Professionals

Kobayashi Chizu (小林 千寿), 5 dan, born 28th September 1954 in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. She is the sister of several professionals and was a student of the very famous Minoru Kitani and became 1 dan in 1972, 2 dan in 1973, 3 dan in 1974, 4 dan in 1976 and 5 dan in 1978. She has won several Womens' Professional tournaments (Women's Championship three times and Women's Kakusei Title 1989 & 1993), winning more than 300 games in total. She has attended the European Go Congress eight times.

Recently, she has been resident in Europe for a number of years including Berlin, Vienna and Paris. She sponsored and taught many of the western inseis in the Nihon Ki-in. During most of 2007 she was 'cultural ambassador' in Vienna. She returned to Japan in 2010 and became International Director for the Nihon Ki-in.

London, Tuesday 4th March 7:30pm

On Tuesday 4th March Kobayashi Chizu will visit North London Go Club in Hampstead. Please let Michael Webster know if you wish to come.



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