The Magic of Go Yomiuri Shimbun

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The Magic of Go was a weekly Go column in the Daily Yomiuri Shimbun, a major Japanese newspaper. It was originally authored by Richard Bozulich (Issues 1-46) and was later continued by Rob van Zeijst (Issues 47-428). It should not be confused with the book which was written by Cho Chikun.

On August 18 of 2007, the last issue ([ext] #428) of The Magic of Go appeared in the Yomiuri Shimbun.


Copies of older issues can be found at:

Issues 1 through 15 combine an introduction to the rules with an overview of the history of go in China, Japan, and Korea.
Issues 16 through 30 provide brief profiles of a number of modern go players.
Issues 31 through 46 describe some go current events and some basic tesuji.

- (12/18/2018 - web archive of this link with pictures and everything [ext] corrections are listed in Errata.

See also

Yose Errors in Magic of Go

New go pages of Yomiuri at [ext] here (only in Japanese).


Lesson 49 is missing in all archives :(

The Magic of Go Yomiuri Shimbun last edited by on December 19, 2018 - 01:58
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