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  • 32nd Annual 10 Dan Title Match, Game 1

    Nisei Week August 10-18, 2019 The first Nisei Week was held August 12 through 18, 1934. It was at the depth of the Great Depression, and the merchants of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles were eager to find a way to attract more business. At the same time, the upcoming second generation of Japanese (nisei) […]

  • Kobayashi vs Otake – 32nd Annual 10 Dan Title Match, Game 1

    32nd Annual 10 Dan Title Match, Game 1 White: Kobayashi Koichi, Kisei Black: Otake Hideo 10 Dan Played on March 4, 1994 at Niigata 192 moves. White wins by resignation. Commentary by Rin Kaiho, Tengen in KIDO, May 1994. Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Problem 415

    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. *Where to cut determines success and failure.

  • The Key to Getting Strong at Go

    The Tenjin Festival (天神祭, Tenjin Matsuri) of Osaka is ranked as one of Japan’s top three festivals, along with the Gion Matsuri of Kyoto and the Kanda Matsuri of Tokyo. The festival started in the 10th century and today takes place on July 24 and 25 every year. The main celebrations are held on the […]

  • Fujisawa vs Ishida – 11th Old Meijin League

    11th Old Meijin League White: Fujisawa Hideyuki 9 dan Black: Ishida Yoshio 7 dan Date: July 16, 1972 Place: Nihon Ki-in Komi: 5 White wins by 1. Kido Yearbook, 1973 Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Problem 414

    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.

  • Fifty Years of Popular Fuseki

    Bridge USA Summer Festival to be held July 13~14 in Torrance, California, a suburban section of Southern California. Various musical and stage events are scheduled, there will be booths featuring Japanese merchandise and cultural items, prepared Japanese dishes and a charity bazaar. http://www.bridgeusa.com/page/event Sakata Eio, Honorary Honinbo Looks Back Fifty Years of Popular Fuseki By […]

  • Problem 413

    45 Three Move Life and Death Problems 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.

  • Fifty Years of Popular Joseki

    By Sakata Eio, Honorary Honinbo The Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival in Fukuoka is celebrated in early July. It is the main festival of the Kushida Shrine and registered as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. It is said to have originated 800 years ago when an epidemic was raging in Hakata. A monk prayed to end […]

  • Problem 412

    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. Abstruse *Any player who can solve this is as strong as the average professional go player.

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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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