Imagination of a Go Master
222 Seiten, Spiralbindung, Nemesis, 1. Auflage 2004
Takemiya's style of playing go is a free-flowing way of thinking called the cosmic style. It aims at building the largest territorial framework [moyo] possible, by playing directly in the center of the go board, without getting bogged down by conventional ideas about joseki,
Takemiya has selected ten of his games against leading go players and formatted them into a collection of problems designed to demonstrate his famous cosmic style. Many problems deal with the opening which is Indicative of the importance of using one's imagination to the utmost in that phase of the game.
To be as useful as possible as an instructional work for go fans, the material is organized into a question and answer format. The reader is urged to go over these games slowly and carefully, looking to see how each player met the challenge of countering his cosmic style. Read the hints that are given and then carefully consider each situation to sharpen one's own imagination.
Takemiya's hope is that his readers will follow their dreams and win in the way most conducive to their own nature. For even if one loses, it is a simple matter to start all over again. This engaging book captures Takemiya's humor and free-spirit and is filled with his insights and stories on go and life.
The optional teaching CD for use on windows and macintosh computers includes all ten games' problems and answers in an interactive format.
011 Game One v Tanaka Minaichi
Problem 013 1 If You Want to Attack to the Right, Play On the Left; How Should White's Attachment Be Answered?
015 2 Black is in Dire Danger at the Top; How Should This Be Dealt With?
017 3 Go is a Game Boundless in Its Depth; One Must Not Take Shortcuts When Thinking About a Position
021 4 Worrisome Areas Should Be Taken Care of Quickly
023 5 A Game of Go is the Same as a Human Being's Life; One Cannot Win By Taking Things Too Lightly
025 6 How Should a Disagreeable Move By White Be Dealt With?
027 7 The Place Where One Wants to Play is Hidden By the Opponent's Move
029 8 The Opponent's Threatening Move is Seen; What to Do?
033 9 Methods for Resisting White's Unwavering Drive to Win
037 10 Black Seems to Be Hard Pressed to Live, Then, an Unexpected Move
039 Game Two
039 Game Twov Hashimoto Shoji
Problem 041 1 Method for Finding a New Plan That Defies Common Sense
043 2 How Should One Play at This Crucial Point of the Opening?
045 3 Playing in One's Own Style is Fine, But One Must Not Be Neglectful of the Opening
047 4 A Perfect Chance for Building a Large Territorial Framework; What is the Aim?
Problem - Game 2 049 5 If One Misses This Critical Point in the Game Then There is No Chance to Win
053 Game Three
053 Game Threev Ohira Shuzo
Problem 055 1 After a Variation in the Large Avalanche Joseki is Reached, How Should Black Play?
059 2 White's Double Attack on the Corner is Inevitable; So What Method of Play Should Black Adopt?
063 3 A Move for Taking Sente to Settle a Position So That One Can Play a Desirable Point
065 4 I Commend to the Reader's Attention a Little Turn of Technique I Am Proud of
069 5 A Do-or-Die Move to Win a Close Battle By Abandoning Stone
073 Game Four
073 Game Fourv Rin K aiho
Problem 075 1 The Method for Countering Black's One Point High Attack on the Corner in This Position
077 2 Black's Territorial Framework at the Top is Worrisome
081 3 A Critical Point for White; How Should Black's Attack Be Handled?
083 4 Find the Most Effective Vital Point
087 5 Determining the Best Move to Counter the Opponent's Emphasis on Territory
091 Game Five
091 Game Fivev Yamashiro Hiroshi
Problem 093 1 Find the Next Move - The One that Dances in the Air
097 2 The Key Rule to Playing the Cosmic Style is to Never Play Hastily
099 3 A Necessary Move to Counter Black's Do-or-Die Strategy
Problem ~ Game 5 101 4 The Task for White is: Where to Initiate a Fight?
103 5 Continuing in the Same Mode Leads to a Slow Decline; So What is the Only Move to Avoid This?
107 Game Six
107 Game Sixv Fujisawa Shuko
Problem 1069 1 Ignoring White's Move Will Lead To A Painful Result
113 2 Seeking a Move to Frustrate White's Aim
117 3 Resigning Oneself to the Fact That One's Next Move Will End Up Losing Half a Group
119 4 The Method to Control the Center By Attacking White
121 5 White's Strategy After Black Surrounds a First-Rate Territory
125 Game Seven
125 Game Sevenv Rin Kaiho
Problem 127 1 The Only Move to Block a Ladder
129 2 Three Methods for Deciding a Game in the Opening
133 3 One Difficulty After Another-Even After Blocking White From Getting In
137 4 Deciding Move to Establish a Large Cosmos in the Center
139 5 Find the Good Move With Which Black Sets the Pace
141 6 Ignoring Territorial Profit; Where is the Only Move to Play?
145 Game eightv
145 Game eightvv Cho Chikun
Problem 147 1 A Method for Thoroughly Countering a Territorial Style
149 2 Here is the Essence of the Cosmic Style
151 3 Countering Black's Severe Invasion
153 4 A Perfect Chance for Taking Advantage of Black's Bad Move
157 5 How Should Black's Move Be Countered?
159 6 A Satisfying Move That Builds a Large Cosmos
161 7 Black Finds the Strongest Move; What Now?
165 8 A Switch to the Opposite Side; Find Black's Response
169 Game Nine
169 Game Ninev Kobayashi Koichi
Problem 171 1 What is the Strategy for Countering Black's Invasion?
175 2 Carefully Read Out the Response
177 3 What is the Move to Take Advantage of Black's Overplay?
181 4 A Method for Avoiding Death By Neutralizing Black's Two Stones
183 5 The Response Here is the Turning Point of the Game
185 6 Failure Here and the Game is Over
189 7 Taking Advantage of a Momentary Lapse By Black
191 8 What is the Method for Dealing With Black's Counter-Attack?
195 Game Ten
195 Game Tenv O take Hideo
Problem 197 1 How to Meet Temptation of Black's Large Avalanche Joseki
201 2 Black Goes for Profit; What is the Next Move?
205 3 There Are Several Possible Responses, But Only One Correct Move
207 4 It is Essential to See the Big Picture Without Getting Bogged Down in Trifles
209 5 An Indispensable Method for Protecting the Center
211 6 A Board Position That Demands Accurate Positional Judgment From the Reader
215 7 Determine the Method for Preserving White's Advantage
217 8 Find White's Ko Threats While Taking Into Account Black's Ko Threats
219 9 What is the Response to Break Out of a Difficult Board Position?