Go Wizardry

All About the Many Aspects of Go
We have millions of friends around the world... and they all play go!

Tag archive for ‘Abe Yoshiteru’

  • Professional Perception: The Only Move

    Those interested in all aspects of Japan and Japanese culture should be sure to check out the programs broadcast by Fujisankei Communications International, or FCI. www.Fujisankei.com The late Abe Yoshiteru 9 dan (September 28, 1941~July 3, 2000) was renowned as a studious player who tried to be present in as many venues as serious games […]

  • Focus on Professional Games

    The National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in Washington, D.C. between March 20 and April 14. The most popular place to see the trees are at the Tidal Basin, where visitors flock to sites near the Jefferson Memorial (above), the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Major events include: the […]

  • Isogawa vs. Abe – Oteai Ranking Tournament

    Oteai Ranking Tournament White: Isogawa Masao 7 dan Black: Abe Yoshiteru 7 dan Played on October 7, 1972 at the Central Branch of the Nihon Ki-in. Komi: 0 points White wins by resignation. Analysis by Abe Yoshiteru 7 dan in Kido, January 1972 Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • A Potpourri of Go Positions

    花咲翁 「棋道」の表紙 横尾森林人 = Kido no Hyoshi = Kido Cover = "Hanasaki Okina" = "Blooming Flower Old Man" The late Abe Yoshiteru 9 dan (September 28, 1941~July 3, 2000) was renowned as a studious player who tried to be present in as many venues as serious games of go were played, either by professionals or […]

  • 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, […]

  • After the Second Move, It’s Owa

    “Inu mo Arukeba…” By Abe Yoshiteru 8 dan from Kido, March 1975 In the Year of the Dog, it is perhaps fitting that this article be disseminated since the subtitle means “If even a dog (inu) walks…” The rest of the proverb goes “…bō ni ataru," (that is, “a rod will be met with.”) When […]

  • One Hundred People, One Hundred Ways

    百事大吉 “In Everything, Excellent Luck” Cover of Kido, December 1977 Artist: Shinrinjin The artist’s name, 深林人, means “Deep Forest Person,” which emphasizes the isolation that often comes with creativity. It is ironic that go is a game that embraces all. The artist’s work is always welcome, and all can appreciate it in their own way. […]

  • Specially Selected Game

    不老長春 満年可契 “Ageless, Long Spring, 10,000 Year, Good Pledge” Cover of Kido, November 1978 Artist: Shinrinjin Over the years I spent a lot of time with the late Abe Yoshiteru, both in the United States and in Japan. I probably played twenty or so games against him with a three stone handicap and only won […]

  • Kada vs. Abe – 31st Honinbo – 3rd Preliminary

    31st Honinbo – 3rd Preliminary White: Kada Katsuji 9 dan Black: Abe Yoshiteru 8 dan Date: August 14, 1975 Place: Nihon Ki-in [Japanese Go Association], Tokyo Komi: 5½ points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Abe 7 dan’s New Move, Part II

    From Kidō, January 1974 Classic Kidō Games, Part IV Abe 7 dan’s New Move A Game to Enjoy Abe Yoshiteru 7 dan’s photograph from the 1972 Kidō Yearbook Game Up to this Point (1-47) 1973, 16th Ōteai Ranking Tournament White: Abe Yoshiteru 7 dan Black: Takagi Shōichi 7 dan (no komi) Analysis by Abe Yoshiteru […]


book cover

Go on the Go Collection: Volume I

Three booklets have been assembled into the collection here.

Buy this Book at Amazon

Go For Everyone

Go For Everyone

A New Method for Learning to Play the Game of Go

Buy this book

Book Cover

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.

Buy this Book at Amazon