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Tag archive for ‘Yoda Norimoto’

  • Championship Level Play

    As usual on Sunday I watched the NHK Cup Tournament game being played in its lightning go format. That means that both players start with 10 minutes on the clock. If they make their moves within a minute, no time is lost. But if they need time to think, they could go through the minute, […]

  • Fifty Years of Popular Joseki

    By Sakata Eio, Honorary Honinbo The Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival in Fukuoka is celebrated in early July. It is the main festival of the Kushida Shrine and registered as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. It is said to have originated 800 years ago when an epidemic was raging in Hakata. A monk prayed to end […]

  • The Hinoki Press

    In 2005, out of the blue I was contacted by Chris Greene of Chicago. Over the next five years we published the following books together: Vital Points and Skillful Finesse for Sabaki (Yoda Norimoto 9 dan) 2005 Takao’s Astute Use of Brute Force (Takao Shinji 9 dan) 2005 Perceiving the Direction of Play (Kobayashi Satoru […]

  • The South Bay Ki-in

    Last week I mentioned that I had translated “A Handbook of Handicap Joseki” (Nihon Ki-in edited) in 2000 and published it with Yutopian Enterprises. Amazingly, the next Saturday I was participating in the usual meeting at my go club, the South Bay Ki-in, when I saw a copy of the original Japanese book lying on […]

  • One Move of a Professional Earns 300,000 Yen

    How to Read Japanese Go Analysis From Kidō, February 1986 This time a more complex reading sample has been chosen for examination. For a number of years Kidō offered a cash prize for the best move played in professional go tournaments. The heading for the article is shown below, followed by one of the candidate […]

  • Great Promise Still to Come