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  • 49th Annual Honinbo Title Match, Game 7

    Cho Chikun, Honinbo W: Kataoka Satoshi 9 dan B: Cho Chikun, Honinbo Played on July 21 & 22, 1994 at Ibaraki. 240 moves. Black wins by 3 1/2 pts. Commentary by Cho Chikun, Honinbo in KIDO, Sept. 1994. Those interested in viewing the original article in Japanese can click here to do so. Figure 1 […]

  • Kataoka vs Cho – 49th Annual Honinbo Title Match, Game 7

    49th Annual Honinbo Title Match, Game 7 White: Kataoka Satoshi 9 dan Black: Cho Chikun, Honinbo Played on July 21 & 22, 1994 at Ibaraki. 240 moves. Black wins by 3 1/2 pts. Commentary by Cho Chikun, Honinbo in KIDO, Sept. 1994. Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Problem 455

    45 Three Move Life and Death Problems White to Play Composed by Fukui Masaaki 8 dan and published in the 45 Three Move Life and Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, October 1989. Giving Way to Win in the End *Sometimes a tactical retreat secures a victory.

  • Oddities of Japanese Television

    Horan Chiaki is a news anchor on Television Tokyo The Coronavirus has shut down just about everything in Tokyo. The government has urged that everyone stay home and avoid contact with others in groups. Consequently, I have spent the last few days just watching television. I have found quite a few oddities there while doing […]

  • Problem 454

    45 Three Move Life and Death Problems White to Play Composed by Fukui Masaaki 8 dan and published in the 45 Three Move Life and Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, October 1989. Flexible Thinking *All possibilities for creating flexible shape must be examined.

  • Who Knows What is Right? But What is Wrong is Clear…

    Temporary Coronavirus wards erected in Manhattan’s Central Park The Coronavirus is spreading far and wide throughout the globe. It is not clear what the best way to deal with it is, but it is obvious that some things that are being done are just plain wrong. Number one on that list is the way the […]

  • Problem 453

    45 Three Move Life and Death Problems White to Play Composed by Fukui Masaaki 8 dan and published in the 45 Three Move Life and Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, October 1989. Another Confusing Shape *Concentrate on the eye shape.

  • Championship Sunday

    Iyama defeats Ichiriki to win the 67th NHK Cup This past Sunday, March 22, two championships were decided in Japan. One was in the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament held in Osaka, and the other was in the NHK lightning go tournament, which took place at the studios of NHK, the national broadcasting company of Japan, […]

  • Problem 452

    45 Three Move Life and Death Problems White to Play Composed by Fukui Masaaki 8 dan and published in the 45 Three Move Life and Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, October 1989. Opportunities for Puzzlement *Getting confused will lead to difficulties.

  • Japan and America: More Alike Than Different

    Japanese Diet Member Renho I was having lunch the other day in a neighborhood restaurant here in Tokyo when a couple of older women came in and sat down at a table not far away from me. They were speaking loudly, so I could hear every word they were saying. The conversation was not interesting […]

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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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