THE HONINBO T’OURNAME . T THE HONINBO TOURNAMENT by Iwamoto Kaoru. Japan. 9·dan in collaboration with Jam. The Honinbo Tournament has 11 ratings and 3 reviews. Manny said: This is the best English-language book I know on Go, and one of the best games. This is the best English-language book I know on Go, and one of the best games books I have read in any category. If you want to understand what World Ch.
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Refresh and try again. The Honinbo Tournament by Kaoru Iwamoto. Manny ‘s review Dec 11, This is the best English-language book I know on Go, and one of the best games books I have read in any category.
If you want to understand what World Championship level Go is about, this is the one to get. It’s not a beginner’s book, so make sure you know the basics and have played a bit For example, Samurai were traditionally all supposed to toournament in Go. The amount these players can see is breathtaking – chessplayers will feel suitably humbled.
It’s not at all uncommon for a top Go player to spend an hour over one single move. When a chessplayer does this, his brain has in all probability seized up, and he is going to produce a blunder. We’ve all had it happen to us.
A Go player is more likely to have been spending his time thinking deeply, and will produce an exquisite move that delicately balances tournamennt a dozen different considerations. Iwamoto picks out important moments in the games, and sometimes spends several pages explaining how someone made the decision he did.
What’s truly scary is that you can see he’s only scratching the surface, giving you a brief summary of the thought processes torunament. Needless to say, most people won’t find this book the least bit interesting. But if you’re fascinated by games and want to see something really different, then buy it now, together with a couple of introductory texts.
The Atomic Bomb Game was a game played August as the second game of the third title series for the Honinbo title, which was held at that time by Hashimoto Utaro. The challenger was Iwamoto Kaoru.
Go had continued all through the war honjnbo in Japan, in reduced form. The story of the game has been told often. Honninbo second game was played on the outskirts of the city because propaganda leaflets had been dropped, concerning a new powerful bomb it seems the move was at police insistence. The location was 5 kilometres from the eventual centre of the explosion. The blast from the atomic bomb “Little Boy” above Hiroshima interrupted the game in its third day.
It came at 8. There were injuries to some of those there caused by flying glass, and damage to the building. Segoe was blown off his feet. The game wasn’t resumed until after lunch. The game was then played to a conclusion, Hashimoto winning by five points with White there was no komi.
This tied the match Under the glass is the position of the board at the time the bomb was dropped. The moves from the first two days had just been replayed on the board at the time. The board here belongs to T. Just visible on the other side is Mark’s diploma signed by Iwamoto Kaoru, a survivor of the Atom Bomb game. Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Honinbo Tournament. December 11, — Shelved as: September 28, — Shelved as: February 16, — Shelved as: May 10, I think you do chess players injustice.
About ten years ago it was established scientifically what bridge players outside the US had always known – that in general it is better to play quickly than slowly. The reason for this is that if you take too long to think about a problem it shifts over from the part of the brain which deals with known problems by applying ‘instinct’, ie the sum collection of your experience of such a problem, to a part of the brain that deals with new problems because the brain thinks, by virtue of the time you take, that it must be facing a new problem.
Most people most of the time are best off doing more or less whatever comes into their head.
And to a certain extent this is also so at the very top. For the non-games players, consider an AFL player, or a soccer player taking too long for a set shot and then producing a kick your grandmother could have done a better job of.
There are certainly players who don’t do better by thinking for a long time even though they are expert. Some of them know this about themselves and others don’t. One top player I’ve partnered used to get himself in a loop where really only a smack in the head to quote another of his partners could get him out of it.
Still, my very favourite bridge players are the ones who put their cards down, head in their hands, and think. And then come up with something splendid. I’m somewhere in the middle of this. If I’m in the wrong sort of mood and can’t do anything decisive, thinking is the worst thing I could do. But I have lots of hands where thinking deeply gets me a lovely result.
Chess is, like bridge, a very difficult combination of trusting and not trusting yourself. I’ve had some really interesting discussions about this with GMs and there is, of course, no clear answer. But I would like to guess to compare the wizardry of some top chess players with Go players and put them on an equal footing. I find it very hard to believe without a demonstration that Go players are better at long thinks than the rest of game-players.
I’m not sure how you convince me. Don’t chess players produce reams of analysis on a move the way you are suggesting a Go player might???? What about this for an idea? If the Go player routinely comes up with better moves, maybe that means it’s an easier game, rather than a result of superior intellect? I’m just sticking up for chess players. I can’t help it. I’ve been spending too much time with a friend who thinks, like me, that chess players have the best minds. Well, if you want objective measures, computers find Go much harder, and the branching factor is a lot higher.
I also think that if you read some theory, or just try playing a bit, you’ll agree with me! May 11, Well, if you want objective me And that is SO much easier than chess!
The 1971 Honinbo Tournament
Why do you think bridge is easier than chess? I 1917 say all the evidence suggested it was also harder But you see what’s going on here. I think we all consider the thing we are better at is easier. Why are we so self-deprecating!? I would say that computers make it possible to be reasonably objective.
Machines are world champion strength at chess, top national player strength at bridge, and decent club player strength at Go, and to me that reflects the relative levels of difficulty of the three games.
If you try playing Go, you’ll see what I mean. You need to learn to think in a completely new way, which is what makes it so fascinating Chess was the great AI experiment with vast amounts of money poured into it for many decades.
I’m guessing bridge has had more money put into it than go??? True, but Go isn’t even at the point chess had reached in The disparity in funding isn’t that tourjament Though, interestingly enough, by far the best one is French.
Feb 09, That’s what’s so extraordinary. I know it’s hard to believe, but Iwamoto-san makes it very convincing. Feb 10, I definitely want to read this. I was watching a Korean drama once, and one of the characters is a Go champion its called baduk in Korea and I was very intrigued.
In the show, the matches regularly exceed 5 hours, and apparently baduk champions were highly regarded and treated like celebrities this show was set in the late 80’s.
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