THE HONINBO T’OURNAME . T THE HONINBO TOURNAMENT by Iwamoto Kaoru. Japan. 9·dan in collaboration with Jam. The Honinbo Tournament has 11 ratings and 3 reviews. Manny said: This is the best English-language book I know on Go, and one of the best games. This is the best English-language book I know on Go, and one of the best games books I have read in any category. If you want to understand what World Ch.

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The amount these players can see is breathtaking – chessplayers will feel suitably humbled. Sean marked it as to-read May 10, It’s not at all uncommon for a top Go player to spend an hour over one single move. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The story of the game has been told often. Read more Read less. It’s also one of my favorites and the first game collection I recommend to anyone. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Jan 14, Frank rated it liked it.

When a chessplayer does this, his brain has tougnament all probability seized up, and he is going to produce a blunder. Christopher marked it as to-read Feb 09, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Finlay rated it really liked it Oct 11, If the Go player routinely comes up with better moves, maybe that means it’s an easier game, rather than a result of superior intellect? The Honinbo Tournament last edited by tapir on April 26, – Search for a book to add a reference. I’ve been spending too much time with a friend who thinks, like me, that chess players have the best minds.


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Machines are world champion strength at chess, top national tournaemnt strength at bridge, and decent club player tuornament at Go, and to me that reflects the relative levels of difficulty of the three games.

This all despite the “cheap” and ordinary look of the book, this is truly a hidden gem. I am just replaying through Sakata – Ishida game, and I think I am improving so much by studying these games.


I found the custom of ending each day’s tournament play with a sealed move kind of cool. To ask other readers questions about The Honinbo Tournamentplease sign up. Sun Jul 11, 1: The story of the game has been told often. Segoe was blown off his feet.

A Go player is more likely to have been spending his time thinking deeply, and will produce an exquisite move that delicately balances half a dozen different considerations. The book contains very detailed game commentaries in English.

Just visible on the other side is Mark’s diploma signed by Iwamoto Kaoru, a survivor of the Atom Bomb game. InvincibleGo World magazine and Go on Go? The second game was played on the outskirts of the city because propaganda leaflets had been dropped, concerning a new powerful bomb it seems the move was at police insistence.

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I found the custom of ending each day’s tournament play Things which are obvious to Iwamoto are not necessarily obvious to mere mortals. Tue Jul 13, Gabriel is currently reading it Dec 27, Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. We’ve all had it happen to us.

It is the first go book I ever seriously studied, soon after it was first published.