White: Cho Chikun
Black: Kato Masao
Transcribed by JBvR
Added to SL by Jared
March 1st 2005 Jared: I'm adding this page to illustrate Kiai in a professional game. I will not add the entire game.
Please look at the opening up to move 27. The example of Kiai I would like to show is on move 28.
When Black (Kato) plays a peep with the marked stone, White (Cho) does not simply connect at a. This is fighting spirit; kiai.
Not to be outdone, Kato does not simply play the solid connection at a, but plays a peep which "at the same time" defends the cut at a.
Finally, a third Kiai move is played. White 30 does not simply connect at a. Black finally connects with 31, and White fixes the corner with 32.
Three Kiai moves in a row shows us the fighting spirit of the pros.