K Invincible: The Games of Shusaku Return Compiled, edited, and translated by John Power This book has been widely acclaimed as a masterpiece on one of the greatest go players who ever lived. Shusaku was the leading player of the golden age of go in the midth century. He has become known to later generations as the Saint of Go kisei and is recognized by modern players as one of the great geniuses in the history of the game. His victories over his contemporaries in a number of matches contributed to his reputation, but its main foundation is his perfect record, not even approached by any other player, of nineteen successive wins in the annual castle games played in the presence of the shogun.
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He has become known to later generations as the Saint of Go Kisei or Gosei and is recognized by modern players as one of the greatest geniuses in the history of the game. His victories over his contemporaries in a number of matches contributed to his reputation, but its main foundation is his perfect record, not even approached by any other player, of nineteen successive wins in the annual castle games played in the presence of the shogun.
He was unexcelled in his complete mastery of the strategic principles and the practical techniques of go. His games are a treasure house of all the varied elements of the game, from the fuseki to the endgame, but in particular they provide amateur players with ideal material for studying the art of fighting in the middle game.
Here are some 20th century views of Shusaku: "Shusaku simplified the complexity of go, concealing his great strength and profound analysis beneath the smooth surface of his game By David Gary Roberts on May 26, Without a doubt the best book on go in the English language for any player above rank beginner.
A compendium of masterpieces by a player whom many feel was the greatest of all time. His characteristic clarity makes playing good go seem much like other Truths, simple, pure and quite easy once illusion falls away. One needs to study no other go book to become strong, and certainly studying no other go book would be as much fun. This book is amazing, but so much money on amazon.
This book presents the games of Shusaku, one of the best players ever, who lived in the midth century. Eighty games are given with detailed commentary I like the commentaries by Miyamoto Naoki the best. In addition, there is a good discussion of the historical context, rivalries, and drama surrounding the games.
The openings in these games are dated although it is nonetheless interesting to see Shusaku making innovations in opening theory , but the middle and end games are not.
The book is beautifully designed and laid out. Every go player should treasure it. This book is invincible!!! I really like how the book does have a chapter on the opening that Shusaku is famous for-- and has a lot of nice commentary in all of the games. The commentary explains the change in his style too. Covert on Sep 13, I ordered this book for my son, and have no idea what this game is all about, but my son was thrilled to get it and read it, so thats all that matters to me.
The shipping was fast and the item was delivered just a s described. It is great history book, great games of the great master. A Customer on Mar 29, It is great history book about the superb master of go. It is huge collection of commented games of the master. One of the best go books I ever read. However, going over his games and not spending so much time on the alternatives in the commentaries has helped me tremendously. Even though I am not in the above 10 kyu rank, I am very thankful for Shusaku helping me to jump from the lowest rank to 15kyu - and because of my profession, I do not play that often.
I feel gratified that if I am still just a novice and have profited from his games and broadened my thinking - I look forward to the greener fields I will receive from this book as I grow more in the knowledge of the game.
This book is just plain THE book. Great Book! By Amazon Customer on Oct 08, These were some amazing games to replay; especially liked the castle games 4. This particular edition is in a Paperback format.
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