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  • 11th Annual Meijin Title Match, Best of Seven, Game 3

    How to Read Japanese Go Analysis From the Kidō Yearbook, April 1973 Here is the ultimate challenge in reading Japanese go analysis: pages from the 1973 Kidō Go Yearbook (棋道1973囲碁年鑑). This time all the stops are pulled out and two full pages will be used as the subject matter. The reader is encouraged to try […]

  • How to Read Japanese Go Analysis

    From Kidō, January 1963 This is a continuation of last month’s edition. It finishes the text of a complete article so that readers now have basic knowledge about how to read an average, simple Japanese go article. As always, the notes will explain in detail both the vocabulary and grammar, so that one can get […]

  • Beyond the Board Variety

    How to Read Japanese Go Analysis From Kidō, October 1984 The format is different this time. The reader is encouraged to examine the page from Kidō shown here and try to figure out what it is all about. Then study the transcription, translation and notes given below. Everything should be clear. However, the vocabulary section […]

  • Move Order is Important

    How to Read Japanese Go Analysis From Kidō, March 1967 This is a typical complete one page section from Kidō. If one can read this page without help, one’s Japanese would be practically equivalent to the average Japanese citizen. Every month, Kidō would offer analysis of positions to help readers improve. The commentator here is […]

  • 1972 Pro Best Ten Final, Game 2

    How to Read Japanese Go Analysis From the Kidō Yearbook, April 1973 Here is the ultimate challenge in reading Japanese go analysis: a page from the 1973 Kido Go Yearbook (棋道1973囲碁年鑑). (The second page is given here, the first page last month.) Below that, one sees the characters: 4月臨時増刊号(Shigatsu Rinji Zōkan-Gō = April Special [literally […]

  • Kidō Yearbook, April 1973, Pro Best Ten Analysis, Part I

    How to Read Japanese Go Analysis From the Kidō Yearbook, April 1973 Here is the ultimate challenge in reading Japanese go analysis: a page from the 1973 Kidō Go Yearbook (棋道1973囲碁年鑑). (The first page is given here, the last page next month.) Below that, one sees the characters: 4月臨時増刊号(Shigatsu Rinji Zōkan-Gō = April Special [literally […]

  • The Sealed Move Revealed

    How to Read Japanese Go Analysis From Kidō, June 1963 The installment of How to Read Japanese Go Analysis this month tries a different approach. This time an actual translation of a page from an article in Kidō magazine is used, but a more comprehensive explanation of how the writing is put together is given. […]

  • Tongyang Securities Cup Semi-Final, Best-of-Three, Game 1

    How to Read Japanese Go Analysis From Kidō, March 1996 Lee Changho Compared to the material examined in the last several installments of this How to Read Japanese Go Analysis section, the subject matter this time should be a breeze to get through. The material is fairly simple and it is very short. So more […]

  • Move Order in the Endgame

    How to Read Japanese Go Analysis From Kidō, January 1985 This time the reader is challenged to work through an entire page of Japanese go analysis. This may seem to be a daunting task, but the Japanese is fairly straightforward and deals with simple subject matter. So it probably is not as difficult as one […]

  • Analysis of Game 1 of the 4th Annual Meijin Title Match

    How to Read Japanese Go Analysis From Kidō, October 1965 This is another challenging example and will probably take quite a while to comprehend entirely. An average Japanese reader who understands go would probably take fifteen minutes to read this page. But hang in there! Everything is broken down into its component parts and obviously […]

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