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  • Secret Moves Revealed: Young Professional Players Debate

    Here is the original first page of the following article, showing the format. In the photograph, Kato is on the left, Cho in the middle and Kobayashi on the right. Note that they all belonged to the Kitani Dojo and often analyzed positions like this together. Kido magazine thought that readers might like to sit […]

  • The Stirring Nature of an Unknown World

    By Kobayashi Koichi 7 dan Writer: Akiyama Kenji From Kido, August 1976 Longing for an Unknown World Kajiwara [Takeo] 9 dan rarely praises anyone, but in relation to Kobayashi Koichi 7 dan things are different. “It seems that he puts intense thought into his moves, I must say. There is still insufficient flexibility in his […]

  • Kobayashi vs. Cho – 1st Gosei League

    1st Gosei League White: Kobayashi Koichi 7 dan Black: Cho Chikun 7 dan Date: Feburary 19, 1976 Place: Nihon Ki-in   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Changing One’s Fundamental Conceptions About Go

    It is surprising how many amateur go players get stuck in a rut and never improve despite years of effort. One prominent member of the go community in Los Angeles has been taking regular lessons for more than twenty years from a strong professional player who is also a gifted teacher, and yet this amateur […]

  • Cho vs. Ōtake, 5th Meijin Title Match, Game 5

    5th Annual Meijin Title Match, Game 5 White: Cho Chikun 8 dan Black: Otake Hideo, Meijin Date: October 22 & 23, 1980 Place: Laforet Shuzenji Resort on the Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture. Komi: 5.5 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Translating Japanese Go Material

    Kido September 1980 cover: The Shinano Mountain Range in Nagano Prefecture sit silently, enwrapped in mist. My first translations of Japanese go material were published by the American Go Association in 1978. Therefore, I have been publishing articles about go for close to forty years. I pride myself on thinking that these have been among […]

  • Jimmy Cha

    One thing that I should have explained in regards to go in Los Angeles in the 1970s is the Korean community. The Koreans love to play go and establish clubs wherever they go. And Los Angeles was no exception. However, for many years the Korean go clubs would come and go. The first Korean go […]

  • The High Level Technique Necessary for Advancement to 5 Dan

    Soto-mawari is a technique described here last time. By coming to a realization about what is exactly entailed in utilizing that technique, I was able to reach the 5 dan level. But this is a complex matter, so perhaps readers would be interested in a more detailed explanation of it. Here is how it is […]

  • Cho vs. Kobayashi – 1966 Oteai Ranking Tournament

    Black: Kobayashi Koichi 1 kyu White: Cho Chikun 3 kyu Date: May 15, 1966 Komi: 4½ points Kobayashi was 14 years old and Cho was 10.   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.  

  • Keys to Becoming Shodan: Aji

    The concept of aji is one that does not start to make sense until a player approaches the level of shodan. That is because it requires a kind of “leap of faith” to see how it operates at a distance from the focus of the action. That is, there is an intuitive aspect to aji […]


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