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  • A Potpourri of Go Positions

    花咲翁 「棋道」の表紙 横尾森林人 = Kido no Hyoshi = Kido Cover = "Hanasaki Okina" = "Blooming Flower Old Man" The late Abe Yoshiteru 9 dan (September 28, 1941~July 3, 2000) was renowned as a studious player who tried to be present in as many venues as serious games of go were played, either by professionals or […]

  • Problem 373

    Building Fighting Strength Life & Death Problems Black to Play Composed by Tei Meiko 9 dan and published in the Building Fighting Strength Life and Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, October 1998. Strange What to make of that…kind of order of moves.

  • Sakai vs. Takemiya – 12th Annual Meijin Tournament, Preliminary Round

    12th Annual Meijin Tournament, Preliminary Round White: Sakai Josho 6 dan Black: Takemiya Masaki 6 dan Date: February 1972 Place: Nihon Ki-in Komi: 5 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Magari vs. Yamabe – 27th Annual Honinbo League

    27th Annual Honinbo League White: Magari Reiki 8 dan Black: Yamabe Toshiro 9 dan Date: January 5~6, 1972 Place: Nihon Ki-in Komi: 4.5 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Shimamura vs. Sakata – 27th Annual Honinbo League

    27th Annual Honinbo League White: Shimamura Toshihiro 9 dan Black: Sakata Eio 9 dan Date: December 1~2, 1971 Place: Nihon Ki-in Komi: 4.5 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Kodama vs. Tozawa – 12th Annual Meijin Tournament, 2nd Preliminary Round

    12th Annual Meijin Tournament, 2nd Preliminary Round White: Kodama Kunio 5 dan Black: Tozawa Akinobu 6 dan Date: February 1972 Place: Nihon Ki-in Komi: 5.5 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Ishida vs. Takagi – 20th Annual Nihon Ki-in Championship Tournament, Preliminary Round

    20th Annual Nihon Ki-in Championship Tournament, Preliminary Round White: Ishida Akira 5 dan Black: Takagi Shoichi 7 dan Date: February 8~9, 1972 Place: Nihon Ki-in Komi: 4.5 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Edo Town Go Club

    Edo Town Go Club 江戸町碁会所 = "Edo machi Gokaisho"; Edo is the olden name for Tokyo; tagging "machi" = "town" on the end means that it is a small section within the larger metropolis; "gokaisho" is the normal term for "go club"; "作 谷いくお" = "Saku Tani Ikuo" = "Saku" means "Work" or "Piece" and […]

  • Problem 372

    Building Fighting Strength Life & Death Problems Black to Play Composed by Tei Meiko 9 dan and published in the Building Fighting Strength Life and Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, October 1998. Halfway Off-Kilter *Are there too many liberties open?

  • This is the Vital Point

    By Okubo Ichigen 9 dan From Kido May 1969 An Essay on How to Become Strong Model 1 Black to Play Okubo: Model 1. The eye should be struck by the exchange of the marked White stone for the marked Black stone. With this done, White wedges between Black’s stones with 1. It seems that […]

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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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