Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Go Seigen Birthday Pack

Yesterday I received 4 books from Slate & Shell. I don't know when I'll have the time to read them, but I couldn't resist the offer: they where half the price!

This is the offer from the webpage:
In commemoration of Go Seigen’s 100th birthday, Slate & Shell is offering John Fairbairn’s excellent set of books on Go Seigen at a 50% discount. The books cover Go’s biography and the historical situation in depth, and his significance as the greatest player of the 20th century, as well as providing detailed commentaries on many of his most famous games. Kamakura is about the ten game match with Kitani Minoru which is one of the greatest matches of all time. This book also covers Go’s early history and the beginning of his career in Japan. 9 Dan Showdown covers the ten game matches between the first two 9 dans in go history: Go and Fujisawa Kuranosuke. Final Summit is about Go’s ten game match with Takagawa Kaku, another giant of twentieth century go in Japan. Old Fuseki vs New Fuseki is about the revolution in thinking about the opening that was a major part of Go’s impact. This book is by far the fullest discussion of the issues around this revolution in go thinking that is available in English. It also includes Go’s famous game with Honinbo Shusai when, as an audacious teenager, he played the diagonal pattern of the 4-4 point, the center point, and the 3-3 point as his opening moves. - 


  1. Those books look great! I would have totally bought it if I could. You'll have to let me know what you think of them!

    1. Haha, I guess you'll have to wait some time ;)