Weird and Wonderful - Volume 1 - Extraordinary Moves by Professional Go Players
One of the game records in the chapter 'Five spectacular invasions' features
this deep dive played by Fujisawa Hosai 9-dan in 1963
Volume 1 of the series "Weird and Wonderful", on extraordinary moves from professional go games.
Written by Kim Ouweleen and Peter Brouwer.
Published in December 2021 by the Kiseido Publishing Company.
Sofcover, 246 pages. Available as a printed edition and as an e-book on the website of SmartGoBooks.
- A Time-Saving Move that Backfired
- Magic on the First Line
- Five Spectacular Invasions
- The Raccoon-Dog Drums its Belly
- Climbing on Broken Ladders
- Triple Ko? I Don't Think So
- Exquisite Attachments on the Second Line
- Golden Rooster Standing on One Leg
- The Dragon that Eats its Tail
- Double Ladder Breakers that Calmed the Gods
- Wonderful Wedges
- Chen Yaoye's Creativity
- Miraculous Escapes
- A Different Angle
- Subterranean Attacks
- Extraordinary Life-and-Death Tesujis
- Endgame Adventures
- Eternal Life in the Void
From the back of the book:
"As go players we all study the game in our own way, be it leisurely or with near-scientific precision. We attempt to distill the moves and find their essence in recurring, understandable patterns. But every once in a while we are struck by a move we have never seen before. A move that is so out of the ordinary that we cannot help but marvel at it. A move to remember.
This book is a collection of such moves: the weird and wonderful of go. It bundles together highlights from professional games. Chapters include: miraculous tesujis that resurrect dead groups; ladders that do not work but are played out anyway for strategic purposes; dragons that bite their own tail; impossible looking invasions; endless loops to escape defeat; and rare sequences that look so bizarre they make you laugh. If you want to study professional play and marvel at the creativity of human go, you will enjoy this book."