This is Go the Natural Way

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This is Go the Natural Way!
By: Takemiya Masaki
Publisher: Hinoki Press, 2008
ISBN13 978-0-9788874-9-0
176 pp.

A recompilation of articles (commented games) originally published in Kido Magazine and an appreciation of Takemiya's style by Ishida Yoshio with sample diagrams and game records.


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Table of Contents

The twelve games covered (the list gives the White player first) are:

  1. Takemiya Masaki - Hashimoto Utaro, 1972-08-08, All Japan No. 1 Tournament
  2. Kato Masao - Takemiya Masaki, 1974-05-18/19, Honinbo League
  3. Takemiya Masaki - Rin Kaiho, 1974-03-28, Pro Best Ten Final
  4. Takemiya Masaki - Abe Yoshiteru, 1977-10-06, Oteai
  5. Ishida Yoshio - Takemiya Masaki, 1970-12-20/21, Nihon Ki-in Championship
  6. Hashimoto Shoji - Takemiya Masaki, 1969-05-22, Pro Best Ten
  7. Ishida Yoshio - Takemiya Masaki, 1974-03-03, Nihon Ki-in Championship
  8. Yamabe Toshiro - Takemiya Masaki, 1970-06-04, Nihon Ki-in Championship
  9. Ishida Yoshio - Takemiya Masaki, 1974-03-30/31, Honinbo Title Match, Game 2
  10. Takemiya Masaki - Rin Kaiho, 1974-01-23/24, Honinbo
  11. Takemiya Masaki - Honda Kunahisa, 1974-01-14, Meijin League
  12. Takemiya Masaki - Cho Chikun, 1981-05-26, Honinbo Title Match, Game 1

Other than the games the book features an article by Ishida Yoshio on Takemiya's style drawing on a different sample of games, records of which are included in a supplement, and some minor extras.

Sample Material

More or less the whole book has been published in the British Go Journal, starting with the [ext] BGJ 73, which is now publicly available for download.

This is Go the Natural Way last edited by tapir on December 30, 2011 - 19:24
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