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  • 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 […]

  • How to Play Here?

    From Kido, September 1980 Professional go players take great pains to find the best moves in any board position. Here, the spotlight is shown on the turning point in the opening, when strategy is set. The question was posed as to what the best next move could be. In the Meijin league this year, the […]

  • The South Bay Ki-in

    Last week I mentioned that I had translated “A Handbook of Handicap Joseki” (Nihon Ki-in edited) in 2000 and published it with Yutopian Enterprises. Amazingly, the next Saturday I was participating in the usual meeting at my go club, the South Bay Ki-in, when I saw a copy of the original Japanese book lying on […]

  • How Should One Play Here?

    From Kidō, September 1980 ●100 People 100 Ways● How Should One Play Here? Reported by Akiyama Kenji That place, this board position, professional players take great pains over finding the absolutely best move to play. Casting the spotlight on the opening, with its contrast between conceptions, we ask them what the essential next move is […]

  • Fighting Dynamics

    From Kidō, July 1996 By Awaji Shūzō 9 dan Theme 1 White to Play Attack? Defend? A game played between high dan amateur players has been used as the subject matter to examine. Black 9 is an off-beat move that caused this kind of shape to be produced, but here what is the best way […]


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