earliest kifu [#2728]
184.108.40.206: earliest kifu
(2011-12-28 04:41) [#9185]
Does anyone know the approximate date of the earliest Go game recorded. By recorded I mean a notation of the moves played in order, not just a final position?
220.127.116.11: Re: earliest kifu
(2011-12-28 09:26) [#9186]
Late second century A. D.
18.104.22.168: ((no subject))
(2012-01-04 01:07) [#9206]
John Fairbairn has written an interesting article on the history of Go in China, available online at http://www.pandanet.co.jp/English/essay/goancientchina.html
In the article, he states that the earliest surviving game record appears to be the game, in "Wang You Qing Le Ji", between the Wu prince Sun Ce (175-200) and his general Lü Fan.
It is preserved in the Song Dynasty go manual "Carefree and Innocent Pastime" and is available from ftp://ftp-igs.joyjoy.net/Go/games/ancient.sgf.Z in Smart-Go format.
I hope that is sufficient information. There is also a lot of interesting stuff on Chinese go in the Gogod encyclodpedia.
22.214.171.124: Earliest complete game?
(2013-09-10 16:41) [#9847]
The game record for the Sun Ce vs Lu Fan game stops midway. Does anyone know what the earliest record is for a complete game?
126.96.36.199: Re: Earliest complete game?
(2013-09-10 17:08) [#9848]
The "Rotted Axe-handle Game" (or "Immortals Game") from c. 800AD or Yan Jingshi v. Gu Shiyan ("Gold-Petalled Lidded Bowls Game") from c. 850AD.