The Hayago Meijin title is decided in a best of three match with 4 hours thinking time per person. The challenger comes from a knockout with 32 participants. The knockout preliminary tournament is played with 3 hours thinking time, in those days quite fast, therefore the name of this tournament: hayago (fast-Go) Meijin. The 1st edition of the tournament shows these stages, so you get an idea. This tournament was the predecessor of the Judan tournament.
In this overview only every first occurence of a player points to his biography to reduce the size and consequently the transmission time of this document.
The Japanese Kido yearbooks and the Japanese Go Weekly magazine.
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