Keywords: Go term

Chinese: 天元 (tiān yuán)
Japanese: 天元 (tengen)
Korean: 천원

Tengen ("origin of heaven") is a Japanese go term adopted by English speaking go players.

  1. The center point of the Go board. On a 19x19 board this is the 10-10 point (K10).
  2. The name of one of the seven Japanese big titles (see Tengen - the title).
  3. The equivalent Chinese term (天元 or tiānyuán) is also the name of a major tournament in China (see Tianyuan.)
Tengen hidden by black stone  

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According to [ext] the IGN Page Tengen was an Atari spinoff to create games on NES. Additionally, Tengen were labeled cartridges produced by Atari Games inc. with reverse engineered "10nes" chips in them and were unlicensed by Nintendo of America or Nintendo inc. of Japan. Atari lost in a court action bought by Nintendo of America and were forced to pull the Tengen cartridges from distribution. More detailed information can be found in the documentary video by The Gaming Historian here [ext] https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fLA_d9q6ySs

Tengen last edited by Dieter on December 15, 2023 - 17:46
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