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Norihiko Kawamura
Tokyo, Japan

Kyu/dan: 9 dan
Birthday: 1964-10-14
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Games statistics in RenjuNet
Total number of games311 
Sum of earned points21067.5%
Wins19562.7%
Wins as black9430.2%
Wins as white10132.5%
Draws309.6%
Draws as black123.9%
Draws as white185.8%
Losses8627.7%
Losses as black3711.9%
Losses as white4915.8%
 
He/she prefers to open ...
d131811.5%
i11127.6%
d8127.6%
i4117%
i6117%
i8106.4%
i1295.7%
i1385.1%
d285.1%
d385.1%
i763.8%
d1163.8%
i1053.2%
d453.2%
d1253.2%
d642.5%
d942.5%
i331.9%
i931.9%
d121.3%
d721.3%
d1021.3%
i110.6%
i510.6%
d510.6%
 
He/she prefers to swap ...
i11/714.3%
i21/425%
i31/1100%
i40/50%
i53/560%
i62/450%
i71/250%
i85/1050%
i93/560%
i103/560%
i115/955.6%
i124/666.7%
d14/757.1%
d22/633.3%
d34/2218.2%
d40/40%
d50/10%
d60/10%
d72/540%
d85/683.3%
d92/2100%
d117/1546.7%
d131/250%

Norihiko Kawamura is one of the best Japanese renju players today. He has had a very stable renju career and always been in high places of both local and international tournaments.

He started to play renju in 1977. However, he stopped playing renju during 17-19 years old.

The real success came in 1994, when he won the legendary Shigeru Nakamura in Meijin-Sen match with the score 3:2 and became a Meijin of Japan. In the next year, he defended his meijin title against the challenger Kazuto Hasegawa.

The third Meijin title came in 2004, when he won Yusui Yamaguchi with the score 3.5 : 0.5.

In addition to the great success in Japanese top renju league, he also showed his strength in the World Championship 1995 by becoming the world champion of renju that year.

On September 18, 2006, he completed the Meijin-Sen Tournament with 8.5 points from 9 games!! It shows that he is in very good shape now.

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