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  • The Story of Showa Era Major Matches

    Kido, October 1972 By Ito Keiichi Grand Sumo Tournament held January 13~27, 2019 in Tokyo In recent years, foreigners have made their mark on the Japanese sumo world, including the Americans, Akebono and Musashimaru, who reached the pinacle of yokozuna. Today there is a Brazilian (Kaisei), a Bulgarian (Aoiyama), and three Mongolians: Ichinojo (noteworthy as […]

  • Go vs. Sakata – 1st Annual Meijin Tournament (1962)

    1st Annual Meijin Tournament White: Go Seigen 9 dan Black: Sakata Eio 9 dan Played on August 5 & 6, 1962 at Fukuda-Ke, Shiba-akirafune, Tokyo. Komi: 5 points 282 moves. White wins by jigo drawn game. Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Twentieth Century Famous Games

    1933: New and Old Guard Confrontation, Honinbo Shusai versus Go Seigen By Ito Keiichi Artwork by Uchiyama Tsutomu From Kido, June 1970 The Problem of the Karigane/Takabe Rise to 8 Dan On February 11, 1933, the promotion of Karigane Junichi and Takabe Dohei of the Kiseisha to 8 dan upon recommendation by the organization was […]

  • Shusai vs. Seigen – 1934

    White: Meijin Honinbo Shusai Black: Go Seigen 5 dan Date: October 16, 1933 through January 29, 1934, conducted over 13 Sessions Place: Kajibashi Ryokan [Japanese inn] Komi: 0   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Go History Present and Past

    碁暦今昔 [Go Reki Konjaku] Go History Now/Past 暦 This is a very old word that can also be read koyomi = calendar; 今 can also be read ima = now and is part of the word = kyo = 今日 = "today"; 昔 can also be read mukashi = the past The Incident at Honnoji […]

  • A Different Perspective on the Opening

    漠々水田白鷺飛    横尾深林人 Baku-bakutaru Suiden Shirasagi Tobu A Vast Rice Paddy, White Herons Fly Artist: Yokoo Shinrinjin Cover of Kido, October 1972 I suppose that there are few go players in the West who are familiar with the name of Maeda Nobuaki. This is a shame, because he was an important figure in the history of […]

  • Looking Into the World of Professional Go Players

    扶桑第一峰 “Collecting Mulberries, Top Peak” Cover of Kido, January 1967 Artist: Yokoo Shinrinjin In 1964, Japan hosted the Summer Olympics (notably portrayed in the movie, “Walk, Don’t Run,” starring Cary Grant in his last major motion picture) making its debut on the international stage after the debacle of WWII. However, at heart it was still […]

  • Mane-Go

    驟雨山をひいて過ぐ 微風面をはらいて生ず 新人林 The Japanese just below the artist’s painting is ancient and difficult to read. Not just for me, but for average Japanese as well. It has been “translated” by the artist into modern Japanese. “A sudden mountain shower passes through, giving rise to a front of gentle wind”―Shinjinrin It has been a unique […]

  • More Thoughts on AI in Go

    Shuntei ukiyoe Japanese print courtesy of Doug Cable Recently, I have come to appreciate the genius of Go Seigen more deeply. Of course, like go fans everywhere, I have known for a long time how brilliant he was and how much he added to the game. But it has still taken me many years to […]

  • Further Misadventures in the Quest for Recovery of Playing Strength

    Kuniyoshi ukiyoe print courtesy of Doug Cable Several years ago, I asked Michael Redmond 9 dan if he could suggest a Japanese go book that would be a good candidate for translation into English and publishing. Indeed he did. “Go Seigen has published a wonderful book, ‘A Way of Playing for the 21st Century.’ He […]

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