Renjuplayers in the world - 44. Mitsuo Omata

0. Your name, your nationality, your age, male or female.

Mitsuo Omata, Japan, 62, male.

1.When did you start to play renju and how did you learn it?

50 years ago. I played "gomoku nababe" with my friends. "Gomoku narabe" had been a very popular game among children. 5 years ago ,I met renju at Nerima renju club near my house. Sakata 9-dan and Sakurai 6-dan teached me the renju rule.

2.Do you play in a club? In which clubs have you played?

I usually played at Nerima Renju club that is held on evry Sunday suppoeting by both Sakata and Sakurai. Nerima is a ward of Tokyo, the population of Nerima is 400 thousand. The number of Nerima renju club menbers is 40.

3.Which are your best results in national and international tournaments (Usual tournaments and e-mail tournaments). Which is your international rating for the moment?


I estimate my present rating is about 1400 (equal to 1-dan?).

4.Which is the best player you have met?

Isobe 9-dan

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