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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.

  • 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 […]

  • Takagawa vs. Hashimoto – 7th Old Meijin League (1967)

    7th Old Meijin League White: Takagawa Shukaku 9 dan Black: Hashimoto Shoji 9 dan Date: November 29~30, 1967 Place: Kansai Ki-in Komi: 5 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Regarding Thickness

    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] 厚みについて [Atsumi ni Tsuite] Regarding Thickness 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 […]

  • Sakata vs. Takagawa, 2nd Nihon Saikyo League

    2nd Nihon Saikyo League White: Sakata Eio 9 dan Black: Takagawa Shukaku 8 dan Date: January 21,22, 1959 Komi: 0 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • 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 […]

  • Examining Go Styles

    寒月 “Wintery Moon” Cover of Kido, December 1981 This beautiful scene seems to be of the Five Story Pagoda at Kiyomizu-Dera in Kyoto. However, the notes given by the artist, Mikami Masatoshi, indicate that the city is Nara. The professional go player profiled in the following article is Fujisawa Hosai, who is not well known […]

  • Fujisawa vs. Takagawa – 4th 10 Dan Tournament – Game 4

    4th 10 Dan Tournament – Game 4 White: Fujisawa Hosai 9 dan Black: Takagawa Shukaku 9 dan Date: December 6 & 7, 1965 Place: Kanagawa prefecture, Tsurumaki Hot Springs, Japan Komi: 5½ points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Basic Techniques of the Endgame

    For Those Aiming to Become Shodan Takagawa Shūkaku 9 dan “Takagawa’s Fuseki” [the series by the same author that appeared the previous year in Kidō] attracted both good and bad reviews, but regardless of that, this time “the endgame” will be the subject to be studied for the year. The request of the editor was […]

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