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  • The Artistry of Go Board Crafting

    Maezawa Takaoki, along with Kato Kinjiro, working in the shop he runs with his brother The Maezawa Brothers Maintain Professional Standards of Go Board Craftmanship From Kido, January 1979 The Maezawa Go Board Shop is located in Tokyo’s Honkyo Ward, Ikizaka, Itchome. It is right next to Korakuen Park. Maezawa Chotaro is said to have […]

  • Problem 360

    Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems Black 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. The Way of Moving Out with the Marked Black Stone *White can put up resistance with a ko.

  • Semi-Professional Go Players in Japan

    Visitors to GoWizardry know that go is the national game of Japan, but they probably do not realize the breadth and depth of the presence of the game in that country. Virtually every city of any metropolitan size has at least one go club, and usually several. I have played in a half a dozen […]

  • Problem 359

    Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems Black 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. Preventing Rapidly Disappearing Liberties

  • Profit and Loss Connected with Ladders

    秀格棋話 [Shukaku Kiwa = Honorary name of Takagawa Kaku, based on the House of Honinbo head name of Shu with the suffix of Kaku; Kiwa = Game Talk] シチョウの損得 [Shicho no Sontoku] Ladders: Loss/Profit 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 […]

  • Problem 358

    Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems Black 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. Consecutive Strikes at Vital Points

  • A Dramatic Upset

    By Ishigure Ikuro 7 dan "For whatever reason, mistakes in judgment seem to occur when the outlook in the game is good." From Kido, July 1972 Black to Play Black has the Advantage in the Board Position Basic Board Position It is said that it is difficult to win a won game of go. And […]

  • Problem 357

    Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems Black 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. The First Move is Essential

  • Minor Dramatic Moments During Tournament Games

    Artist: Shinrinjin 花 夜 処 春   Flowers Night Place Spring 落 来 処 眠   Fall Comes Place Sleep 和 風 聞 不   Harmony Wind Hear Not 多 雨 啼 覚   Many Rain Chirping Awaken 少 声 鳥 暁   Few Voice Birds Dawn The poem is read from right to left, […]

  • Problem 356

    Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems Black 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. The Fighting Point in the Corner

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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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