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  • Problem 451

    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. Again, Precise Reading Required *It might look like there are many possible places to play, but reading precisely cuts them […]

  • The Coronavirus Sends Asia into a Tailspin

    The whole country of Japan has shut down. It is quite amazing to see. One sporting event that the Japanese love is the Koshien High School Baseball Championship. But that has been suspended. It is not clear at this point whether the event will be cancelled, or postponed, or the games held in empty stadiums, […]

  • Problem 450

    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. Seek Out the Vital Point *Careful reading is required here.

  • Everyday Japanese

    Teru-Teru Bozu [Shine-Shine Apprentice Monk] are made by kids to express the desire for clear and dry weather Name any movie that won the Best Picture prize at the Academy Awards over the past twenty years and I have not seen it. Why? Because as is often said, watching films requires the suspension of disbelief, […]

  • Problem 449

    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. Brook No Resistance *Another case of playing directly for a good outcome.

  • Disneyland

    In Japan, Disney is big business. The company is no longer tied to the Disneyland name, but has expanded into the hotel/resort/destination industry. That is only fitting for an operation that has been successful for more than a half a century. And Japan is exactly where to do it. I first went to Disneyland when […]

  • Problem 448

    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. Allow No Resistance *Move order is important here.

  • Everyday Go

    The big news in Japan these days is the Coronavirus. Americans on a luxury cruise on the Diamond Princess in the western part of Japan were evacuated to the United States a few days ago in order to deal with this. With the death toll passing 2,000 according to reports from China, it is encouraging […]

  • Problem 447

    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. Odd *An odd shape requires an odd vital point to be discovered.

  • Championship Level Play

    As usual on Sunday I watched the NHK Cup Tournament game being played in its lightning go format. That means that both players start with 10 minutes on the clock. If they make their moves within a minute, no time is lost. But if they need time to think, they could go through the minute, […]

Books

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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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