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This book is just plain THE book. Learn to Play Go, Vol. It is not shsaku exaggeration to say that all the principles and all the techniques of go are embodied in concentrated form in Shusaku’s go. His victories over his contemporaries in a number of matches contributed to his reputation, but its main foundation is his perfect record, not even approached by any other player, of nineteen successive wins in the annual castle games played in the presence of the shogun.

Invincible – The Games of Shusaku

Hsusaku rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Nebogipfel rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Shusaku’s games are considered the best model for aspiring professional players to ehusaku, especially his games with black. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. One needs to study no other go book to become strong, and certainly studying no other go book would be as much fun. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.


Log in or sign up in seconds. Though it has taken me hundreds of hours to work through this book for the first time, I can easily see myself coming back time and again for further study for many years to come.

All the commentaries are published in English for the first time. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The castle game with Ito Showa in is a good example of a game in which he reveals his latent strength.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Shusaku’s games contain literally thousands of lessons on every phase and aspect of the game, with each lesson fixed in perfect context – a real game.

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Martin rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Submit a game for review! Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Current professional Kobayashi Koichi 9-dan has said that one of the keys to his success is that he studied Shusaku’s games 10 times. Tournament Gothe first-ever yearbook of professional go published in English, presents fascinating, in-depth invinciblw on all the top title matches played in Japan intogether with games from international title matches.

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However, going over his games and not spending so much time on the alternatives in the commentaries has helped me tremendously. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Tonydowler Dowler rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Shusaku was one of shuasku leading players of the mid 19th century, who’s innovations and style in joseki’s and fighting are still played today. When its about, the paperback is fairly cheap.

The commentators offer up many diagrams showing alternative results of certain plays, and how that effect the out come. Discover Prime Book Ivincible for Kids. Every go player should treasure it. As soon as one reaches the low kyu ranks, it becomes extremely useful to study professional games and it doesn’t hurt to do so earlier.

Invincible, the Game of Shusaku by John Power.

Eighty games are given with detailed commentary I like the commentaries by Miyamoto Naoki the best. We have discussions, go problems, game reviews, news, events, tournaments, lessons and more!

The print version is now basically obsolete because of the SmartGo edition.