The Chinese Opening

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The Chinese Opening
("Kore ga Chuugoku-Ryuu Fuseki Da")
By: Kato Masao
Publisher: Ishi Press, May 1989
ISBN10 4-906574-33-5
142 pp.

Somewhat outdated treatment of the Chinese fuseki by Kato Masao. Translation of Bessatsu Igo Kurabu volume 13 published in 1977 by the Nihon Kiin. Originally published by Ishi Press and reprinted by Kiseido, ISBN 4-906574-33-5.


David Carlton's [ext] review is neutral; admitting he does not play the Chinese fuseki.

kokiri: I'm not much of a fan of the Chinese opening, really just because it's so popular, and I have a bit of a contrarian streak to me. I'd go so far as to say that I'm not sure I've ever played it myself. However, I'm about 2/3 of the way through this and I have to say I'm finding it really enjoyable. It's a very readable translation and it goes through a lot of short examples that are good, or bad, for both players with clear explanations that are pitched at about the right level for me (2k UK, 4k IGS).

Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • Foreword
  • Glossary
  • Chapter 1: The Concept of the Chinese Fuseki
  • Chapter 2: The Star-Point Stone
  • Chapter 3: The 3-4 Point Stone
  • Chapter 4: Large-Scale Frameworks -- Building and Destroying
  • Chapter 5: The Two-Space High Pincer
  • Chapter 6: The Chinese Fuseki in Action, Examples from the Author's Games

Sample Material

to be added


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