Shikatsu Myoki

New Life & Death Brilliant Stratagems
By: Honinbo Shusai

New Life & Death Brilliant Stratagems (新案詰碁死活妙機) is a classic problem book by Honinbo Shusai in 1910. The original contains 120-problems with problem variations. Newer versions add the problem variations to the original set, bringing the total up to 168-problems, and divide the book into four thematic sections. All problems are natural, practical game-like positions. The intended audience is 5d and above, with a difficulty slightly below that of the Igo Hatsuyoron. Originally composed as prize contest problems on a newspaper.

Latest Japanese edition published by Sankaido (2004): ISBN 978-4381079770

Table of Contents for Newer Versions

  1. Killing (73-problems)
  2. Living (44-problems)
  3. Ko (38-problems)
  4. Capturing Races (13-problems)


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Shikatsu Myoki last edited by on February 5, 2024 - 17:36
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