Pure and Simple - Takao's Astute Use of Brute Force

Pure and Simple: Takao's Astute Use of Brute Force
("正々堂々 高尾の力学")
series: Selected Readings for Dan-level Players
By: Takao Shinji
Translator: Robert J. Terry
Publisher: Hinoki Press, March 2007
ISBN10 0-9788874-1-7
ISBN13 978-0-9788874-1-4
223 pp.

Pure and Simple: Takao's Astute Use of Brute Force, English translation (by Robert J. Terry) of a book by Takao Shinji, 正々堂々 高尾の力学 (Sei Sei Dou Dou Takao no Rikigaku) from the series Selected Readings for Dan-level Players, published by Hinoki Press.

It appears that the book consists of 21 fuseki diagrams taken from professional title tournaments, each is called a theme. The reader is asked to find the correct continuation of play from the theme diagram. Correct and ineffectual continuations are presented using four diagrams per theme.

[ext] Sample Pages



crux's review.

Haylee's knowledgeable and thorough [ext] review on YouTube.

Table of Contents

  • Forward
  • Chapter 1: Building Up Power
  • Chapter 2: Releasing Power
  • Chapter 3: Playing Simply
  • Chapter 4: Taking the Honinbo Title

Sample Problems

to be added


Thad Is this book translated by the same person who translated Yoda's book? I feel there is a lot of good stuff in there but the translation strongly detracts from it. (If anyone knows what "Crude move used by players enamored with their own strength" is translated from, I would appreciate it.)

Nemir According to [ext] http://gobooks.nemir.org, both titles are translated by Robert J. Terry. You can use that site's search tool to get a list of all titles Robert has worked on.

Pure and Simple - Takao's Astute Use of Brute Force last edited by DuEm6 on June 21, 2021 - 20:33
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