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  • The Artistry of Go Board Crafting

    Maezawa Takaoki, along with Kato Kinjiro, working in the shop he runs with his brother The Maezawa Brothers Maintain Professional Standards of Go Board Craftmanship From Kido, January 1979 The Maezawa Go Board Shop is located in Tokyo’s Honkyo Ward, Ikizaka, Itchome. It is right next to Korakuen Park. Maezawa Chotaro is said to have […]

  • Semi-Professional Go Players in Japan

    Visitors to GoWizardry know that go is the national game of Japan, but they probably do not realize the breadth and depth of the presence of the game in that country. Virtually every city of any metropolitan size has at least one go club, and usually several. I have played in a half a dozen […]

  • Profit and Loss Connected with Ladders

    秀格棋話 [Shukaku Kiwa = Honorary name of Takagawa Kaku, based on the House of Honinbo head name of Shu with the suffix of Kaku; Kiwa = Game Talk] シチョウの損得 [Shicho no Sontoku] Ladders: Loss/Profit 名誉本因坊高川秀格 [Meiyo Honinbo Takagawa Shukaku] Honorary Honinbo Takagawa Shukaku; by tradition, when a player wins the Honinbo title, that player chooses […]

  • A Dramatic Upset

    By Ishigure Ikuro 7 dan "For whatever reason, mistakes in judgment seem to occur when the outlook in the game is good." From Kido, July 1972 Black to Play Black has the Advantage in the Board Position Basic Board Position It is said that it is difficult to win a won game of go. And […]

  • Minor Dramatic Moments During Tournament Games

    Artist: Shinrinjin 花 夜 処 春   Flowers Night Place Spring 落 来 処 眠   Fall Comes Place Sleep 和 風 聞 不   Harmony Wind Hear Not 多 雨 啼 覚   Many Rain Chirping Awaken 少 声 鳥 暁   Few Voice Birds Dawn The poem is read from right to left, […]

  • Strangers in a Strange Land

    The most traumatic national event during my youth was the Vietnam War. Approximately 60,000 Americans lost their lives at that time, a sad fact that is movingly commemorated by the memorial in Washington, D.C. (A film that comes as close to recreating all of the circumstances surrounding that war and culminating in a visit to […]

  • The Unique Talent of Killer Kato

    Sakata and Kato discuss the game. Behind Kato is Abe Yoshiteru. One of the professional go players who sparked the admiration of amateurs everywhere was Kato Masao (November 22, 1947~July 3, 2000). He was so admired because as a youngster in the Kitani Minoru Dojo he got the reputation for being able to kill large […]

  • Effective Go Promotion

    When I first learned how to play go, the game was virtually unknown in the United States. There were few go clubs, and only a handful of books had been published about go in English. We have come a long way since then. It might be interesting to take a glance back at the major […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Different Perspective on the Opening

    漠々水田白鷺飛    横尾深林人 Baku-bakutaru Suiden Shirasagi Tobu A Vast Rice Paddy, White Herons Fly Artist: Yokoo Shinrinjin Cover of Kido, October 1972 I suppose that there are few go players in the West who are familiar with the name of Maeda Nobuaki. This is a shame, because he was an important figure in the history of […]


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