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LGIWAHON1971

The 1971 Honinbo Tournament

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201 Seiten, kartoniert, Kiseido, 3. Auflage 1999, Erstauflage 1972

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In November 1970, an unheralded 21-year-old 7-dan won his way into the Honinbo league. There, over the next 6 months, he beat some of the strongest go players in the world to earn the right to challenge Rin Kaiho for the Honinbo title.

At that time, Rin was the undisputed king of the go world. He had convincingly stripped the great Sakata Eio of his Meijin and Honinbo titles, and he had rebuffed him in his challenges to get them back. Rin was being billed as Go Seigen's successor and no one gave Ishida Yoshio much of a chance.

But Ishida was one of a new breed of players from that hot-house of go prodigies known as the Kitani Dojo. He was almost invincible and rarely lost a game - he had run up a string of 30 straight victories in the ranking tournament; he was a calm player, especially under pressure; he possessed superb positional judgement; and his endgame calculation was so accurate that he earned the nickname 'the computer'. Rin was also noted for these same abilities, but Ishida was a level higher.

The 1971 Honinbo Tournament chronicles Ishida's first major triumph. It starts with his win in the final preliminary tournament which earned him the right to play in the Honinbo league. It then analyzes all seven of his games in the league, and the six games in the title match. Every game is analyzed in great detail, with easy-to-follow figures for each game.

This book was written by James Davies, based on the commentaries of Iwamoto Kaoru 9-dan who had held the Honinbo title for two terms from 1945 to 1950. Out of print more than 20 years, it will be a welcome addition to the libraries of those players who are looking for in-depth game commentaries.

In November 1970, an unheralded 21-year-old 7-dan won his way into the Honinbo league. There, over the next 6 months, he beat some of the strongest go players in the world to earn the right to challenge Rin Kaiho for the Honinbo title.

At that time, Rin was the undisputed king of the go world. He had convincingly stripped the great Sakata Eio of his Meijin and Honinbo titles, and he had rebuffed him in his challenges to get them back. Rin was being billed as Go Seigen's successor and no one gave Ishida Yoshio much of a chance.

But Ishida was one of a new breed of players from that hot-house of go prodigies known as the Kitani Dojo. He was almost invincible and rarely lost a game - he had run up a string of 30 straight victories in the ranking tournament; he was a calm player, especially under pressure; he possessed superb positional judgement; and his endgame calculation was so accurate that he earned the nickname 'the computer'. Rin was also noted for these same abilities, but Ishida was a level higher.

The 1971 Honinbo Tournament chronicles Ishida's first major triumph. It starts with his win in the final preliminary tournament which earned him the right to play in the Honinbo league. It then analyzes all seven of his games in the league, and the six games in the title match. Every game is analyzed in great detail, with easy-to-follow figures for each game.

This book was written by James Davies, based on the commentaries of Iwamoto Kaoru 9-dan who had held the Honinbo title for two terms from 1945 to 1950. Out of print more than 20 years, it will be a welcome addition to the libraries of those players who are looking for in-depth game commentaries.

Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 274 g
Hersteller Kiseido
Breite 11,1 cm
Höhe 15,6 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 1999
Autor Kaoru Iwamoto
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 3
ISBN-10 4906574076
ISBN-13 9784906574070
Jahr der Erstauflage 1972
Seiten 201
Einband kartoniert

iv Introduction

v Preface

001 Chapter One: Ishida vs. Oeda

007 Chapter Two: Kato vs. Ishida

030 Chapter Three: Hoshino vs. Ishida

035 Chapter Four: Sakata vs. Ishida

048 Chapter Five: Fujisawa Hosai vs. Ishida

070 Chapter Six: Chino vs. Ishida

074 Chapter Seven: Kano vs. Ishida

079 Chapter Eight: Fujisawa Shuko vs. Ishida

098 Chapter Nine: The Title Match, Game One

115 Chapter Ten: The Title Match, Game Two

139 Chapter Eleven: The Title Match, Game Three

159 Chapter Twelve: The Title Match, Game Four

170 Chapter Thirteen: The Title Match, Game Five

180 Chapter Fourteen: The Title Match, Game Six

It is a great honor for me to introduce this reprint of The 1971 Honinbo Tournament by Iwamoto Kaoru 9 dan. In the early 1980s it was the first go book that I studied thoroughly. The efforts and the skill that are required to become Honinbo impressed me. The 1971 Honinbo Tournament clearly describes the qualification stages Ishida Yoshio, at that time 7-dan, had to conquer before earning the right to challenge Rin Kaiho for the Honinbo title. He then went on to win the best-of-seven match and become the youngest Honinbo ever at the age of 22.

I will always remember moves 89, 91 and 93 by Ishida in the second game of the match. Iwamoto writes: 'It may seem that these moves are played at random, but in fact they were well related to one another'. The way in which Iwamoto shows with great clarity how professionals think and the way in which they consider the whole board is the main achievement of this book.

Looking back I feel that this global view is typical of Iwamoto. It is not limited only to the go board, but it is safe to say that Iwamoto has been one of the more important among those persons who have contributed to the internationalization of the game of go.

After becoming a professional player in 1917, he left for Brazil in 1929 where he stayed for two years. In the 1960s and 70s he made numerous trips to Europe, the USA and South America. In his professional career of 66 years he won the Honinbo title twice in 1945 and 1947. After retiring in 1983, he continued to pursue his life's aim, namely to promote the game of go throughout the world. To this end he has financed the establishment of go centers on three continents: in Sao Paolo, Brazil (South America), in Seattle and New York (North America), and in Amstelveen, Holland (Europe).

As manager of the European Go Center I am honored to continue his tradition. Together with the European Go Federation and their member national go associations, the European Go Center has developed and produced promotional and educational material in 17 languages which are now used in 24 countries in Europe. In the six years of our existence, we organized 25 European tournaments and one World Championship.

Being one of the most impressive books on go that has ever appeared, I am sure that The 1971 Honinbo Tournament by Iwamoto will change your perspective on the game. To work ones way through this book is almost a guarantee that your game will improve. It is a happy day for the go community that it will be once more available. I know that you will enjoy the book and after having read it will agree with what I have said.

Erik Puyt, Manager European Go Center, preface