In any trade or line of interests, there must always be someone who is legendary to that trade or line of interest. Think of John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Akira Kurosawa, Herbert von Karajan, Jack Nicklaus, Rabindranath Tagore, Edith Piaf, the sort. In Go, the person is Go Seigen.
I like the way Stjepan has drawn the outline of the young and powerful Go Seigen, in the background of the present day Go Seigen. Go turned 97 on June 20 (by the Chinese lunar calendar). Visit Stjepan's site at http://suji.ch
Go Seigen is one of the greatest go players of all time. Although he is getting on in years, he is still active as commentator and teacher. Pieter Mioch had the privilege of being able to interview him, and uses the opportunity to illuminate at the same time a slice of modern go history.
Pieter, 31, has studied go at the local branch of the Nihon Ki-in in central Japan. He lives with his family in Kasugai City, near Nagoya. He is a steady contributor of articles about the Japanese go scene for the Dutch go association.
This was the second game in a ten game match between Fujisawa Hosai and Go Seigen. It was played on February 25 and 26, 1943. Go Seigen is regarded as the greatest Go player in the history of Go. We refer to him as a 'living legend' in Korea.
"He played like the birds fly: swift and light. Suddenly the position could get frozen though, and then one would get a glimpse of the universe of variations hidden below the sky that Wu had spanned in the earlier stages."
--- A friend (Jan van der Steen) on Go Seigen's (Wu's) game
Go Seigen is my idol. For two simple reasons: (1) He won games. (2) He won games in his unique manner. Always.
Tesuji Dictionary by Go Seigen and Segoe Kensaku. Posted on December 20, 2010 by tchan001. Title: Tesuji Dictionary by Go Seigen and Segoe Kensaku 手筋辭典(上)(中)(下) Author/Editor: Go Seigen 吳清源, Segoe Kensaku 瀬越憲作 ...