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  • Birds on Wires

    The late, great World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal used to say that there was a "chess virus" that many people were immune to, but he was glad that he was not. His brilliant career as the "Magician of Riga" (the capital of Latvia; Tal played as a Soviet in the late 1950s and 1960’s, when […]

  • Forty Years of American Go Association Ineptness

    This past October 20th I walked into my Japanese go club, the Southbay Ki-in, located in the New Gardena Hotel, 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA, 90247; (310) 327-5757, about 1:30 pm and saw Michael Simon, who has been associated with the American Go Association (AGA) for many years, supervising the play of two […]

  • The Remarkable Iyama Yuta – 43rd Meijin Final Game 2

    43rd Annual Best of Seven Meijin Title Match, Game 2 White: Iyama Yuta, Meijin Black: Cho U 9 dan Played on September 8 & 9, 2018. Komi: 6 1/2 points 336 moves. White wins by 2 1/2 points. Figure 1 (1-30) Those interested in replaying the game move by move can click here to do […]

  • The Remarkable Iyama Yuta – 43rd Meijin Final Game 1

    I won the third quarter of 2018 tournament at the Japanese go club that I belong to, the South Bay Ki-in, located in the New Gardena Hotel, 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247; (310) 327-5757. I am now ranked as 5 dan. Last year the ranking of most of the players in the […]

  • A Great Master of Go

    I was taught how to play go by a doctor from San Francisco. That was in 1973. Bobby Fischer had won the World Chess Championship the previous year and the doctor, after finding out that I was a good chess player, asked me to play a game with him and tried to beat me. When […]

  • Nihon Kiin Championship Challenger Final

    Ohira Turns the Tables to Secure the Right to Challenge for the Title Way back in the early 1970s Ohira Shuzo fought his way to the final of the Nihon Kiin championship. This might not seem like a big deal, but only four players in history ever won that title: Sakata Eio, Takagawa Kaku, Ishida […]

  • A Large Group of Stones Helpless

    牧 借 路 清 童 問 上 明 遙 酒 行 時 指 家 人 節 杏 在 欲 雨 花 何 断 粉 村 処 魂 々 ちまきたまわりうれしく候 良寛 I contacted the Nihon Ki-in to get an explanation of the writing on the cover of Kido, MaRyoy 1972 from which the following article is […]

  • Thirty Years of the Cotsen Open

    The Cotsen Open was held at the Korean Cultural Center, 5505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, on this past October 13 and 14. The sponsor, Eric Cotsen, has once again proven himself to be the most important promoter of go in the United States. The Japanese Go Association (Nihon Ki-in) has donated millions of […]

  • Twentieth Century Famous Games

    1933: New and Old Guard Confrontation, Honinbo Shusai versus Go Seigen By Ito Keiichi Artwork by Uchiyama Tsutomu From Kido, June 1970 The Problem of the Karigane/Takabe Rise to 8 Dan On February 11, 1933, the promotion of Karigane Junichi and Takabe Dohei of the Kiseisha to 8 dan upon recommendation by the organization was […]

  • 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 […]

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Go on the Go Collection: Volume I

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Go For Everyone

Go For Everyone

A New Method for Learning to Play the Game of Go

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Journey to the West

This is a semi-autobiographical novel that depicts a unique American success story; a rags to riches tale of a man escaping his humble origins to make millions of dollars, but then he throws it all away due to the ancient character flaw of hubris.

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