Faushura Open Preview See a Problem? Submit a game for review Want help? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The rest are solid reviews that will take me years to study. Not sure of prices for the hardback tho The print version is now basically obsolete because of the SmartGo edition. He was unexcelled in his complete mastery of the strategic principles and the practical techniques of go.
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K Invincible: The Games of Shusaku Return Compiled, edited, and translated by John Power This book has been widely acclaimed as a masterpiece on one of the greatest go players who ever lived.
Shusaku was the leading player of the golden age of go in the midth century. He has become known to later generations as the Saint of Go kisei and is recognized by modern players as one of the great geniuses in the history of the game. His victories over his contemporaries in a number of matches contributed to his reputation, but its main foundation is his perfect record, not even approached by any other player, of nineteen successive wins in the annual castle games played in the presence of the shogun.
He was unexcelled in his complete mastery of the strategic principles and the practical techniques of go. His games are a treasure house of all the varied elements of the game, from the fuseki to the endgame, but in particular they provide amateur players with ideal material for studying the art of fighting in the middle game. This way of playing is only possible if one has a clear understanding of the principles of go and is blessed with superb positional judgement, and it also requires considerable self-confidence.
On those rare occasions when he got into a bad position, he would display tremendous strength in fighting his way back into the lead. The castle game with Ito Showa in is a good example of a game in which he reveals his latent strength. Another feature of his go is his flexibility and willingness to experiment. Modern go is still far from surpassing Shusaku. At that time, Rin was the undisputed king of the go world. He had stripped the great Sakata Eio of his Meijin and Honinbo titles, and rebuffed him in his challenges to get them back.
But Ishida was one of a new breed of players from that hot-house of go prodigies known as the Kitani Dojo. Rin was also noted for these same abilities, but Ishida was a level higher. It starts with his win in the preliminary tournament which earned him the right to play in the league.
It then presents his seven league games and the six games in the title match. Each game is analyzed in detail with easy-to-follow figures. Out of print for more than 20 years, it will be a welcome addition to the libraries of those players looking for in-depth game commentaries. PP Tournament Go A Yearbook of Japanese Professional Go Return Translated and compiled by John Power Tournament Go , the first-ever yearbook of professional go published in English, presents fascinating, in-depth commentaries on all the top title matches played in Japan in , together with games from international title matches.
This book does full justice to a year of outstanding go with a detailed coverage of all the top title games. Careful, well-researched game analyses, carried out by top professional players, show you the world of Japanese professional go from the inside.
The main title matches covered are: 16th Kisei.
Invincible - The Games of Shusaku
Invincible, the Game of Shusaku