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  • Sakata’s Explosive Punch

      灯 巌 世 関   火 根 上 雪   明 欲 栄 充   滅 穿 枯 裏   古 深 雲 六   窓 夜 往 十   前 雨 還 年 I must explain that I cannot read the poem above. Few native Japanese readers can, either. I showed it to […]

  • Sakata vs. Rin – 10th Annual 10 Dan Tournament, Challenger Final

    10th Annual 10 Dan Tournament, Challenger Final White: Sakata Eio 9 dan Black: Rin Kaiho, Meijin Date: December 15~16, 1971 Place: Nihon Ki-in Komi: 5.5 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • The Contemporary Game of Go

    早乙女や朝澄む小田の水かゝみ 蕪村 Saotome ya sumu oda no mizu kagami Buson Rice planting girl! The mirror of the water of the clear rice paddy Artist: 深林人 Shinrinjin Kido, July 1974 Yosa Buson (与謝蕪村 1719-1783) appeared on the cultural scene (as both a poet and artist) after the great Matsuo Basho (松尾芭蕉 1644-1694) had passed away and […]

  • How to Get Strong at Go: A Personal Approach

    There is a player in my Japanese go club, the South Bay Ki-in, located in the New Gardena Hotel, 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247; (310) 327-5757, who has been trying to graduate from the kyu ranks to shodan for several years. He has done everything that he can think of. He goes […]

  • 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 […]

  • Timeless

    微蔭 新林人 “Small Shadow” Shinrinjin (Artist) Cover of Kido, June 1975 I had an unusual experience today. I was paying for a purchase at a store when a song came over the speaker system. I asked the cashier if he knew who the singer was. He listened for a moment, then said that he did […]

  • Ishii vs. Rin – 30th Honinbo League

    30th Honinbo League White: Ishii Kunio 8 dan Black: Rin Kaiho 10 dan Date: April 17, 1975 Place: Nihon Ki-in [Japanese Go Association], Ichigaya, Tokyo Komi: 5½ points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Changing One’s Fundamental Conceptions About Go

    It is surprising how many amateur go players get stuck in a rut and never improve despite years of effort. One prominent member of the go community in Los Angeles has been taking regular lessons for more than twenty years from a strong professional player who is also a gifted teacher, and yet this amateur […]

  • The Art of Fighting

    The go club that I attend every week, the South Bay Ki-in, which meets in a room at the New Gardena Hotel, 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247; (310) 327-5757, has changed the conditions for the tournament that is being held over the next three months. Instead of playing with the usual handicaps, […]

  • Rin vs. Ohira – 21st Oza Semi-Final

    Black: Ohira Shuzo, 9 dan White: Rin Kaiho, 9 dan, Meijin Date: October 31, 1973 Komi: 5½ points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.  


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