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  • Kato vs. Ishii – Oza Tournament 1975, 3rd Preliminary Round

    Oza Tournament, 3rd Preliminary Round White: Kato Masao 8 dan Black: Ishii Kunio 8 dan Date: August 1975 Place: Nihon Ki-in, Ichigaya, Tokyo. Komi: 5½ points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • 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. […]

  • Hengen Large Scale Strategic Fighting

    内海朝陽 “Inland Sea Morning Sun” Cover of Kido, July 1980 Artist: Mikami Masatoshi The “Wizard” in GoWizardry comes from “hengen” 変幻, which was also the nickname of Yamabe Toshiro. He was known for the ingenuity of his play, and for years he published a feature in Kido magazine that examined complex positions in detail. In […]

  • Otake vs. Kato – 3rd Annual Meijin Title, Challenger Final Further Analysis

    3rd Annual Meijin Title, Challenger Final White: Otake Hideo, Gosei Black: Kato Masao, Honinbo Date: August 26, 1978 Place: Nihon Ki-in [Japanese Go Association], Tokyo Komi: 5½ points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • The Big Game: Frankly Speaking

    Yomiuri Newspaper Ad Back Cover of Kido, October 1978 Artist: 石山弘 Ishiyama Hiro Intense competition among newspapers in Japan led to the Asahi Newspaper outbidding the Yomiuri Newspaper for the rights to the Meijin title in 1975. Consequently, the Yomiuri launched the Kisei title in 1976 as the most prestigious in terms of the cash […]

  • Otake vs. Kato – 3rd Annual Meijin Title, Challenger Final

    3rd Annual Meijin Title, Challenger Final White: Otake Hideo, Gosei Black: Kato Masao, Honinbo Date: August 26, 1978 Place: Nihon Ki-in [Japanese Go Association], Tokyo Komi: 5½ points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • 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 […]

  • Kato vs. Kobayashi – 1st Gosei League

    1st Gosei League White: Kato Masao 8 dan Black: Kobayashi Koichi 7 dan Date: Feburary 8, 1976 Place: Nihon Ki-in   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Professional Perception

    After subscribing to Kido (棋道) magazine for many years, I ended up with a large number of pocket-sized booklets, at least a hundred or so, on all sorts of subjects. My favorites were the ones where top players would analyze their own games, often in a test format. I recently looked over a few of […]

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