TheGameOfGoTheNationalGameOfJapan/Illustrative Games



I Plate 14 WHITE. - Iwasa Kei, fifth degree. BLACK. - Madame Tsutsuki Yoneko?, second degree. Black has a handicap of two stones. Played about October, 1906. The record is from the "Tokio Nichi Nichi."

This game is selected because it is very thoroughly played out. The notes are intended for beginners, and much is stated which is obvious to a player of any skill; supplementing the explanations made in the preceding capter the Japanese names of the various moves are given.

(This game is - was! available as an SGF ( - page defunct)

Here the game is left as finished in the published report, but the remaining moves are not all strictly speaking "Dame." There are quite a number of moves to be made before we can proceed to the count. The first question is, naturally, what stones are dead, and we find that White has three dead stones at S 12, S 5, and K 4. Black has three dead stones at J 15, O 4, and R 18. The white stones at P, Q, and R 13, are not dead yet. They have aggressive possibilities, and must be actually surrounded. As near we can judge the game would proceed as follows:

First: Necessary although obvious moves which are not strictly "Dame."

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