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Chinese Historical Weiqi Game Records (30 Volumes)

Series: Chinese Historical Weiqi Game Records (30 volumes) 中国历代围棋棋谱 Publisher: Beijing Library Press 北京图书馆出版社 Edited by: National Library Branch 国家图书馆分馆 Published: 2004 ISBN: 9787501324330 Format: hardcover volumes Publisher Recommended Price: RMB15,000 If you have ever thought about getting a facsimile reproduction collection … Continue reading

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#39 Assembly Goban Signed by Yasui Sentetsu

Assembly Goban Signed by the Yasui Sentetsu, the 6th head of the Yasui house said to be made by the Edo era goban master Takanashi Kiyoe 江戸碁盤師 伝高梨清兵衛 六代安井仙哲記囲碁式揮毫 組立碁盤 The dimensions of the goban: Thickness:3.3cm Leg Height:15.6cm Surface of … Continue reading

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Chinese Weiqi Ancient Manuals Complete Collection (10 books/24 volumes)

Series: Chinese Weiqi Ancient Manuals Complete Collection (10 books/24 volumes) 中国围棋古谱全集 Publisher: Gansu Culture Publishing House 甘肃文化出版社 Contributors include: Chen Zude 陈祖德, Wang Runan 王汝南 Published: 2004 Format: Traditional bound volumes with engraved wood protection for each of the 10 sets of books Publisher Recommended Price: RMB6888 … Continue reading

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[Tidbit] Yu Bin Talks About Calculation In Weiqi

Calculation in weiqi is a combination of three factors: Reading Depth, Selection and Position Judgement. This kind of calculation occurs in every game played. Pure calculation strength is the path I follow, a path you must follow: Being able to calculate fifty … Continue reading

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[Tidbit] On How A Grown-Up Can Self-learn Weiqi from Tygem 2D to 8D

The original Chinese essay was written in 2007 by 烟飘万里 and can be found here with the revised edition here. The original English version was titled “To become a master of Go is not easy, but to become an amateur 5D or 6D is … Continue reading

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Games of the Sage – Yasui Senchi (2 volumes)

Title: Games of the Sage – Yasui Senchi (2 volumes) 先哲之譜 安井仙知 (上下巻) Author/Editor: 石心庵 Publisher: unknown Published: 2002 Format: traditionally bound Publisher Recommended Price: unknown Yasui Senchi 安井仙知 (1764-1837) [a.k.a. Yasui Senchi Senkaku 安井仙知仙角, Sakaguchi Senchi, O-Senchi] was the seventh head of the … Continue reading

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#38 Honinbo Shusaku’s Handwritten Kifu

At a recent Japanese auction, a rare historical showed up being a well preserved handwritten kifu from 1855(安政二年). It seems that the document is handwritten by Honinbo Shusaku as a record of two games he played in April 1855. The … Continue reading

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