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  • 32nd Annual 10 Dan Title Match, Game 1

    Nisei Week August 10-18, 2019 The first Nisei Week was held August 12 through 18, 1934. It was at the depth of the Great Depression, and the merchants of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles were eager to find a way to attract more business. At the same time, the upcoming second generation of Japanese (nisei) […]

  • Kobayashi vs Otake – 32nd Annual 10 Dan Title Match, Game 1

    32nd Annual 10 Dan Title Match, Game 1 White: Kobayashi Koichi, Kisei Black: Otake Hideo 10 Dan Played on March 4, 1994 at Niigata 192 moves. White wins by resignation. Commentary by Rin Kaiho, Tengen in KIDO, May 1994. Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Young Professional Players Besiege Otake Hideo

    World famous Sapporo Ice Festival held this year from January 31 to February 11 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has worked hard to attract foreign visitors to Japan the past few years. It was reported last week that 31.19 million tourists visited Japan in 2018, so it seems like that the goal of 40 million […]

  • Otake vs. Kawamoto – Special Kido Game 1969

    Special Kido Game White: Otake Hideo 8 dan Black: Kawamoto Masao 3 dan Date: March 1969 Place: Kitani Dojo on the outskirts of Tokyo Time: Each player starts with 2 hours on the clock Komi: 2 1/2 points given by White 202 moves. White wins by resignation. Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • 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 […]

  • Kada vs. Otake, 14th Old Meijin League

    14th Old Meijin League White: Kada Katsuji 9 dan Black: Otake Hideo 9 dan Date: April 17, 1975 Komi: 5½ points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • One of the Great Unknown Players in the History of Go

    Of course the title here is an exaggeration. Cho Hunhyun is an important figure in the history of the game, and there are many players, all around the world, who are familiar with his career. I myself translated and published a book about him, Cho Hunhyun: Life and Master Games. I gave him a copy […]

  • Ōtake vs. Cho, Special game sponsored by Kido – 1969

    Special game sponsored by Kido White: Ōtake Hideo, Nihon Ki-in First Place Champion (giving 2 1/2 points komi) Black: Cho Hunhyun 2 dan Date: January 1969 Place: Kitani Dojo, Yotsuya, Tokyo Time limit: 2 hours for each side Komi: 2½ points for Black   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • The Big Game: Speaking Frankly

    鳥啼山寂々、雨過樹蒼々 “Birds chirp, the mountains are silent / Rain passes through the thick, green forest” Cover of Kido, July 1978 Artist: Yokoo Shinrinjin In the Meijin league, pursuing Kato Masao, without a loss, are Otake and Kudo, fiercely competing. At the critical point in the tournament, the two met in this game, one that made […]

  • Otake vs. Kudo – 3rd Annual Meijin Tournament

    3rd Annual Meijin Tournament White: Otake Hideo, 9 dan Black: Kudo Norio, Oza Date: May 11, 1978 Place: Nihon Ki-in [Japanese Go Association], Tokyo Komi: 5½ points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.


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