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The 1971 Honinbo Tournament

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Manny
Dec 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: games, japanese, go-go-go
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 Championship level Go is about, this is the one to get. It's not a beginner's book, so make sure you know the basics and have played a bit... but when you read Iwamoto, you start to grasp what an incredible game it is, and why it is such an important part of Japanese culture. For example, Samurai were traditionally all supposed to excel in Go.

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Frank
Jan 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Things which are obvious to Iwamoto are not necessarily obvious to mere mortals. But he presents his analysis of each game in the Rin-Ishida match thoroughly and does not skimp on explaining various alternate paths the games might have taken.

This book was published before many Japanese go terms had common English equivalents, so be prepared for lots of Japanese. A small matter, since the diagrams make it pretty clear what he's talking about.

I found the custom of ending each day's tournament play
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globulon
Sep 24, 2010 marked it as try-again-later
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Bought this primarily because of Manny's review. Kiseido has put it back in print.
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