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  • Birds on Wires

    The late, great World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal used to say that there was a "chess virus" that many people were immune to, but he was glad that he was not. His brilliant career as the "Magician of Riga" (the capital of Latvia; Tal played as a Soviet in the late 1950s and 1960’s, when […]

  • Iyama vs. Cho – 43rd Annual Meijin Title Match, Game 4

    43rd Annual Best of Seven Meijin Title Match, Game 4 White: Iyama Yuta, Meijin Black: Cho U 9 dan Date: October 7 & 8, 2018 Komi: 6 1/2 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Forty Years of American Go Association Ineptness

    This past October 20th I walked into my Japanese go club, the Southbay Ki-in, located in the New Gardena Hotel, 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA, 90247; (310) 327-5757, about 1:30 pm and saw Michael Simon, who has been associated with the American Go Association (AGA) for many years, supervising the play of two […]

  • Cho vs. Iyama – 43rd Annual Meijin Title Match, Game 3

    43rd Annual Best of Seven Meijin Title Match, Game 3 White: Cho U 9 dan Black: Iyama Yuta, Meijin Date: September 24 & 25, 2018 Komi: 6 1/2 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • The Remarkable Iyama Yuta – 43rd Meijin Final Game 2

    43rd Annual Best of Seven Meijin Title Match, Game 2 White: Iyama Yuta, Meijin Black: Cho U 9 dan Played on September 8 & 9, 2018. Komi: 6 1/2 points 336 moves. White wins by 2 1/2 points. Figure 1 (1-30) Those interested in replaying the game move by move can click here to do […]

  • Iyama vs. Cho – 43rd Annual Meijin Title Match, Game 2

    43rd Annual Best of Seven Meijin Title Match, Game 2 White: Iyama Yuta, Meijin Black: Cho U 9 dan Date: September 8 & 9, 2018 Komi: 6 1/2 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • The Remarkable Iyama Yuta – 43rd Meijin Final Game 1

    I won the third quarter of 2018 tournament at the Japanese go club that I belong to, the South Bay Ki-in, located in the New Gardena Hotel, 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247; (310) 327-5757. I am now ranked as 5 dan. Last year the ranking of most of the players in the […]

  • Cho vs. Iyama – 43rd Annual Meijin Title Match, Game 1

    43rd Annual Best of Seven Meijin Title Match, Game 1 White: Cho U 9 dan Black: Iyama Yuta, Meijin Date: August 7 & 8, 2018 Komi: 6 1/2 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Whither AI in Go?

    This past Saturday afternoon at my go club (the Southbay Ki-in at the New Gardena Hotel, 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247, (310) 327-5757), a player mentioned that AlphaGo, the phenomenal computer artificial intelligence (AI) go playing program that defeated one of the world’s strongest players, Lee Sedol of Korea, in a five […]

  • Iyama vs. Master (AlphaGo)

    Black: Master (AlphaGo), 9 dan White: Iyama Yuta, 9 dan Date: January 2, 2017 Place: Online (Fox) Komi: 6½ points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.  

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Go on the Go Collection: Volume I

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Go For Everyone

Go For Everyone

A New Method for Learning to Play the Game of Go

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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.

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