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Pure and Simple: Takao's Astute Use of Brute Force


Brand: Hinoki Press

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In 2006 Takao Shinji became only the sixth player in history to win both the prestigious Honinbo and Meijin titles in the same year. In this book, Shinji explains how he used the concept of ''thickness'' to win these titles, and analyzes his and his opponents play from those matches.

Theme Positions are presented in this book illustrating multiple aspects of thickness, and the reader is asked to analyze those situations and choose continuations. Over the course of the following pages, those positions are broken down simply and their components explained so that the essence of thickness can be completely discerned.

Takao Shinji is a new superstar on the go scene and only the sixth player in history to win the prestigious titles of Honinbo-Meijin in the same year. In the final chapter, he analyzes the games from the match that gave him the Honinbo title, showing how he used thickness to fine effect in order to emerge victoriously. This book is filled with insights that invite multiple readings. All go players will enjoy it.

  • Author: Takao Shinji, Honinbo-Meijin
  • 220 pages
  • Published by Hinoki Press

Item HP-0978887417