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  • Simple and Clear: Challenging the Takagawa Style Fuseki

    Anyone who wants to follow the Japanese news carefully should watch the broadcasts produced by the Fujisankei Network. https://www.fujisankei.com/ When I started reading go magazines in Japanese, one thing that always puzzled me was how younger professional players were viewed there as future champions. How could they tell? What unique characteristics did they display that […]

  • Takagawa vs. Kobayashi – 1st Gosei – Round 2

    1st Gosei – Round 2 White: Takagawa Shukaku 9 dan Black: Kobayashi Koichi 7 dan Date: October 16, 1975 Place: Nihon Ki-in Komi: 5.5 Black wins by resignation. Analysis by Kato Masao, Kobayashi Koichi, Cho Chikun in Kido, December 1975 Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Kobayashi, First Campaign, First Triumph

    On May 25, 2019, the traditional Japan Day will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany. 750,000 attendees are expected. Stalls will offer all sorts of Japanese food and drink, as well as merchandise. There will be kimono fittings, a sake seminar and a samurai army camp. There is also a stage program planned, featuring koto players, […]

  • Kobayashi vs. Fujisawa – 5th Tokyo Channel 12 Lightning Go Championship, Final

    5th Tokyo Channel 12 Lightning Go Championship, Final White: Kobayashi Koichi 6 dan Black: Fujisawa Hosai 9 dan Played on March 25, 1973 at the television studio of Tokyo Channel 12. Komi: 5 1/2 points 243 moves. White wins by 12 1/2 points. Analysis by Kobayashi Koichi in Kido, May 1973 Please enable JavaScript to […]

  • Kobayashi Koichi 7 Dan Wins with the Magic Sword

    Secret Moves Revealed — Young Players Debate Left to Right: Kato Masao 7 dan, Cho Chikun 6 dan, Kobayashi Koichi 7 dan; in the lower right 光一 = Koichi From Kido, September 1975 The two point high pincer, dubbed the "Magic Sword of Muramasa," is representative of the most difficult of joseki, but Koichi 7 […]

  • Secret Moves Revealed — Young Players Debate

    The Timely Deployment of a Ploy Left to Right: Cho Chikun 6 dan, Haruyama Isamu 7 dan, Kobayashi Koichi 7 dan; in the lower right 仕掛 = Shi-Kake = Ploy From Kido, June 1975 An ambush (?) in the Meijin League of Otake Hideo 9 dan by Kada Katsuji 9 dan, landed him in the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.


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