Monthly Archives: May 2010

Go Sighting #13: One-piece Kaya Table Goban

One-piece Kaya Table Goban A beautiful kaya go board has always been the dream of many go players. But kaya is a very rare wood especially if you want to buy one made from the famous endangered Hyuga kaya from … Continue reading

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Go Super Books Series (2000)

Series: Go Super Books Series (2000) 碁スーパーブックス Publisher: Nihon Kiin 日本棋院 Published: 2000 to 2003 Format: softcover Publisher Recommended Price: JPY1050 (tax included) Title: Vol 1 – Mysterious Life and Death 奇妙な死活 ISBN 4-8182-0476-5 Title: Vol 2 – Go Special … Continue reading

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Go Super Books (Original Series 50 volumes)

Series: Go Super Books (Original Series 50 volumes) ゴ・スーパーブックス Publisher: Nihon Kiin 日本棋院 Published: 1969 to 1975 Format: softcover Title: Vol 1 – The Nadare Joseki (Fujisawa Hideyuki) ナダレ定石 藤沢秀行 Title: Vol 2 – Test Your Go – 9 kyu to … Continue reading

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Korean Baduk Classic Life and Death Drills

Title: Korean Baduk Classic Life and Death Drills 韩国围棋经典死活训练 Author/Editor: Li Ang 李昂, Li Yue 李月 Publisher: 北京体育大学出版社 Published: 2005 Format: softcover ISBN: 9787811000603 Publisher Recommended Price: RMB32 Content: Part 1 上篇 – The Significance of Go Life and Death … Continue reading

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Chinese Japanese Korean Classic Life and Death Problem Treasury for Beginners

Title: Chinese Japanese Korean Classic Life and Death Problem Treasury for Beginners 中日韩围棋经典死活题库 (初级篇) Author/Editor: 李昂,李月 编著 Publisher: 天津科学技术出版社 Published: 2006 Format: softcover ISBN: 9787530839126 Publisher Recommended Price: RMB26 Content: – Problem Section 题目部分 – Answer Section 答案部分 500 classic … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #12: Master Hirai Yoshimatsu’s “Cat’s Paw Assembly Goban”

Master Hirai Yoshimatsu’s “Cat’s Paw Assembly Goban” 巨匠平井芳松作「猫足組立碁盤」 Hirai Yoshimatsu (平井芳松) was a master maker of go boards from Osaka born in the early Meiji era. He was said to possess possibly the best board making techniques in history. He … Continue reading

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Castle Games Records

Title: Castle Games Records 御城碁譜 (Oshiro Gofu) The Castle Games 御城碁 (Oshirogo) were played in the Shogun’s castle during the Edo period from 1626 – 1863. It was an official match played by representatives of the four go houses (Hon’inbo, … Continue reading

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Weiqi Dan Level Test (Intermediate Level Test for 1d-4d)

Title: Weiqi Dan Level Test (Intermediate Level Test for 1d-4d) 围棋段位测试.中级测试(业余1~4段) Author/Editor: 汪见虹 Publisher: 湖南人民出版社 Published: 2005 Format: softcover ISBN: 9787543840010 Publisher Recommended Price: RMB20 Content: Part 1. Amateur 1d Problems 1-250 – Black to Move (1-30) 黑先活1-30题 – Contact … Continue reading

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Weiqi Kyu and Dan Level Test (Beginner Level Test with 1000 questions)

Title: Weiqi Kyu and Dan Level Test (Beginner Level Test with 1000 questions) 围棋级。段位测试 (初级测试1000题) Author/Editor: 汪见虹 Publisher: 湖南人民出版社 Published: 2005 Format: softcover ISBN: 9787543835511 Publisher Recommended Price: RMB21 Content: Part 1. 30-25k Questions 1-50 – Weiqi Fundational Knowledge 围棋基本知识 … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #11: Casio Tsumego Calculators

Casio Tsumego Calculators Back in the 1980s, Casio came out with the TG-1 and TG-2 Electronic Calculator. TG-1 was not a calculator but only a handheld electronic tsumego game. The TG-2 included a calculator as well as all the functions … Continue reading

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