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  • Sakata, Brimming with Fighting Spirit, Plays a Robust Game

    蓬莱暁色 [Horai Gyoshoku = Horai Scene at Dawn] Horai Mountain is an imaginary place in the "Eastern Sea" where Chinese hermits live. From Kido, January 1973 Hashimoto Utaro (1907-1994) was a student of Kubomatsu Katsukiyo and then Segoe Kensaku, visiting China in 1928 where he played Go Seigen, which led to Go’s coming to Japan […]

  • Hashimoto vs. Sakata – 20th Oza Title Match – Game 1

    20th Annual Oza Title Match, Game 1 White: Hashimoto Utaro 9 dan Black: Sakata Eio Oza Date: November 16, 1972 Place: Fukuda-Ke Restaurant in Kioi Township, Tokyo. Komi: 5½ points Analysis by Sakata Eio   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Problem 342

    Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems White to Play Composed by Hidaka Toshiyuki 8 dan and published in the Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, April 1995. Pay Attention to the Order of Moves

  • Becoming a Professional Go Player

    A few weeks ago, I got a text message from a friend who was playing go at the Royal Cup Cafe in Long Beach. Every Tuesday evening, from around 5:00 to 9:00 pm, he acts as the host of a go group there, welcoming all comers. For the most part, those are beginners or people […]

  • Problem 341

    Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems White to Play Composed by Hidaka Toshiyuki 8 dan and published in the Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, April 1995. Ko would be a Failure

  • Getting Stronger: Various Thoughts

    秀格棋話 [Shukaku Kiwa = Honorary name of Takagawa Kaku, based on the Honinbo school head name of Shu with the suffix of Kaku; Kiwa = Game Talk] 上達法あれこれ [Jotatsu-ho Arekore] Improvement Methods That/This 名誉本因坊高川秀格 [Meiyo Honinbo Takagawa Shukaku] Honorary Honinbo Takagawa Shukaku; by tradition, when a player wins the Honinbo title, that player chooses a […]

  • Problem 340

    Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems White to Play Composed by Hidaka Toshiyuki 8 dan and published in the Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, April 1995. Be Careful of the Play Beneath the Stones

  • Analyzing Joseki

    菖蒲 [Ayame = Japanese Iris] 一簾疎間枕箪涼 [Ichiren sokan chintan suzushi] Matting isolated hedge coolness Cover of Kido, May 1977 At my Japanese go club, the South Bay Ki-in, located in the New Gardena Hotel, 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247, (310) 327-5757, it is always interesting to see the kinds of positions that […]

  • Problem 339

    Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems White to Play Composed by Hidaka Toshiyuki 8 dan and published in the Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, April 1995. An Eleven Move Problem Since the marked Black stone is in place, go all-out here.

  • After the Second Move, It’s Owa

    “Inu mo Arukeba…” By Abe Yoshiteru 8 dan from Kido, March 1975 In the Year of the Dog, it is perhaps fitting that this article be disseminated since the subtitle means “If even a dog (inu) walks…” The rest of the proverb goes “…bō ni ataru," (that is, “a rod will be met with.”) When […]

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Go on the Go Collection: Volume I

Three booklets have been assembled into the collection here.

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Go For Everyone

Go For Everyone

A New Method for Learning to Play the Game of Go

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Journey to the West

This is a semi-autobiographical novel that depicts a unique American success story; a rags to riches tale of a man escaping his humble origins to make millions of dollars, but then he throws it all away due to the ancient character flaw of hubris.

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