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The Grandfather of GO: Yasu Senchi (1764-1837)

Yasui Senchi's book "KARAKU YO SU (KARAKU YOSU)", published 1822.

Yasui Senchi’s book “KARAKU YO SU (KARAKU YOSU)”, published 1822. (Source: Biblio.com)

I am inspired by the description about the “Grandfather of GO” (or the Father of Modern GO), so was called GO Pro Yasui Senchi ( 1764-1837).

Senchi’s style was notably different from the other players of his days, leading to one description of his play as “switching between the orthodox and unorthodox in fathomless ways“. His style was later revived and refined as shinfuseki in the 1930s

Senchi often began from the 4-5 and 3-5 points, played on the fourth and fifth lines, emphasized the center, and enjoyed building large center moyos.

Here a game from Sensei’s Libary Senchi played against Monetzu (7D) on 23rd December 1809 (Source: http://senseis.xmp.net/?YasuiSenchi )

d681eb11b05ad1d0e31e684559136a00.sgf (493 Bytes)

For your individual Go training pick up the SGF here:  Eidogo | OGS

Another game of Senchi I found on Badukmovies (Source: http://goo.gl/E6hC0n)

Black: Yasui Senchi Senkaku 6p
White: Honinbo Retsugen 7p
Date: 26 June 1787
Result: B+12

Senchi-versus-Honinbo Retsugen -1787-1
Yasui_Senchi_Senkaku-Honinbo_Retsugen.sgf (1.8 KB)

For your individual Go training pick up the SGF here:  Eidogo | OGS

Have fun with playing GO ! 


About LinuxGooo

I am a real Go Beginner… but I like to learn and have fun with. And I fell in love with playing for influence (mainly San-RenSei fuseki, Cosmic style) as white and black. … 26th Jan 2014 I started on KGS (as 6-7kyu since Sept), another global GO Server on the web. On 4th March 2014 I registrated on OGS (Online Go Server). In July I began to play on Korean servers, on Tygem (10kyu) and on Wbaduk (11kyu). If possible by time, I like to have reviews and analysis of my games, which helps to progress (beside observing/Kibitzing Dan games). – My special thanks go to different KGS teachers/players for audio lectures and individual reviews: Dsaun (N.Y.), Battusai, TapJoshua (4D), Troll (2D), MXHero (5D), Shygost (3D), Mingjiu Jiang (7P)… not to forget all the other KGS players who offered me their knowledge and shared their personal experiences. My special tks go to Dsaun for his audio lecture “Shape” (on 22nd Febr 2014) which was the first step into a systemtical learning. Currently I study with www.321go.org and with the first GO book: “Graded Go Problems for Beginners” (Vol. 1-4) by Kano Yoshinori. Volume 1: Introductory Problems Volume 2: Elementary Problems VOlume 3: Intermediate Problems Volume 4: Advanced Problems For individual “offline training” I experimented with and use different bot programmes: Aya 6.34 (1k), Oakfoam GNU Go 3.8 and Zenith 4.4. better known as Zen (5k-5D) (Rec.: Running these bots I use as front end (Goban) Drago.) For editing/rediting SGF files the programme MultiGo 4 is suitable. Have fun behind the board…


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