Le Go Cosmique
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Translation into French of a book of Takemiya. http://ffg.jeudego.org/REVUES/BIBLIOGO/takemiya.htm is a review, in French.
- This work is to be the first in a new series of books translated directly from Japanese to French. Takemiya is known for his unique style, called the cosmic style, focusing on the center and large moyos. He presents several of his matches where he played extraordinary bouts (in the first sense: that which is out of the ordinary) that have founded his reputation, and proposes some problems (fuseki and beginning of chuban) also taken from his own matches. Written in a heated style, full of sincerity and 'asian modesty', Takeyima gives as advice to the reader to 'play with his heart', to let himself be guided by intuition and not by reflection... which is perhaps a good idea for a professional. Because of its (relatively) moderate technicality, one can say that the book is accessible to players at 10 kyu, but will those players retain anything from reading it? It's advisable nevertheless, if only to tempt the reader into seeing the vision of the game of one of the best professionals today, with a style unique to the world. (This is a translation of the French blurb about Takemiya Masaki's book Le Go cosmique.)