Igo Hyakunen

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Igo Hyaku Nen (囲碁百年) (One Hundred Years of Go) is a three volume historical discussion of Go in Japan published by Heibonsha in 1968.

Volume 1, Senban Hissho wo Motomete (Searching for a Sure Win by Black) by Segoe Kensaku, is mostly devoted to the Meiji and Taisho eras and concentrating on the go of Shuho, Shuei, and Shusai.

Volume 2, Shin Fuseki Okoru (The Rise of the New Fuseki) by Kitani Minoru, covers the founding of the Nihon Ki-in, the development of the shin fuseki (new opening patterns) including the "game of the century" between Shusai and Go Seigen, Shusai's retirement game, the Go Seigen jubango matches, and the beginning of the system of newspaper sponsorship of tournaments.

Volume 3, Jitsuryokushugi no Jidai (The Age of Meritocracy) by Sakata Eio, covers the new system in which titles and ranks were determined by competition and the resulting development of a group of very strong younger players.

There is another book of the same title by Yasunaga Hajime, published by Jiji-Tsushinsha in 1966.

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Igo Hyakunen last edited by Dieter on April 25, 2020 - 17:47
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