Batt’s lecture with two games of GO SEIGEN (1914-2014)
The Go community is mourning worldwide since last Sunday (30th Nov) as we lost one of the biggest legends of 20th century, Go Seigen (12th June 1914-30th Nov 2014).
What can we learn in 21st century for a modern Go play from his games (e.g. he played in Nov 1938 and 1953 in following)… and is Go Seigen’s understanding about GO helpfully for amateurs and beginners ?- Lets take a look at what we get from a Go professional who already retired in 1964 at the age of 50 from playing in Go tournaments.
Battousai (aka Dwyrin / 5Dan AGA) did a live streaming on 3rd December 2014 with tribute to legend Go Seigen on his new webtv channel Dwyrin.TV… with a review of two games Go Seigen played as white and black in 1938 (as 6PD) aind in 1953 (as 9PD). – As Batt mentioned it’s the first seriously studies for himself of two GO Seigen games.
1. 19 Nov 1953: Go Seigen (9P / black) vs. Sakata Eio (8p / white)… b+res.*
(image source: www.goeverywhere.asia)
(original source @ GoKifu.com: http://bit.ly/1yj8QvJ )
2. 2nd Nov 1938: Onoda Chiyotaro (6P / black) vs. Go Seigen (6P / white)… w+res.**
Onoda Chiyotaro (1896-1944) was a Nihon Ki-in professional Go player who reached 7-dan in 1939. Earlier Onoda was with Hoensha, and also at Igo Doshikai. He joined Hiseikai and participated in the Chuo Ki-in. Onoda was with Kiseisha, but returned to the Nihon Ki-in in 1928. He played a jubango with Kogishi Soji (beaten down). He published Kiin Shinpo for a while. (Source: Sensei’s Library)
(original source @ GoKifu.com: http://bit.ly/1rZFpHX )
*) game 1 starts in the video at 03:20 min.
**) game 2 starts in the video at 50:10 min.
The fully video of Batt’s lecture “Go Seigen (1914-2014)”…
Many tks to Batt ! 🙂