Peerless Pioneer - Yasui VII Senkaku

Peerless Pioneer - Yasui VII Senkaku

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Yasui VII Senkaku (1764 1837) is famous as the "Father of Modern Go" even though relatively few of his games remain. This book presents commentaries on six of his Castle Games, plus a selection of other games to provide a rounded picture of an innovative player who was able to combine the virtues of old go and modern go. The commentaries are by Kato Shin (1891 1952), who may justifiably be styled the "Father of Modern Go Writing." He combined being a top pro with an ability to write on a wide range of topics in days when the fledgling amateur go audience had to be found and nurtured. Kato was famous also as a defender of no-komi go. He thus had a sympathy for and an insight into Edo go which comes through in his commentaries. John Fairbairn is a prolific and experienced translator and writer on go history for the western audience.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 4mm | 154g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514668297
  • 9781514668290

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