The Game of Go: The National Game of Japan by Arthur Smith

By Arthur Smith

Passing from China, the place it used to be built over 3,000 years in the past, to Japan, the place it this present day instructions an unlimited and enthusiastic following, pass is among the oldest highbrow online game on the planet. just like chess, it leaves not anything to likelihood, requiring nice method and thoroughly plotted campaigns to accomplish an impregnable place, block enemies from strains of communique and win a sequence of battles. To penetrate this advanced, not easy online game calls for a superb guide— and this is often it. Unsurpassable in its readability and comprehensiveness, the sport of move has been the vintage advisor to the sport because it was once first released in 1956.

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Lt�a5N The following continuation looks normal: 13 ... �xh6 f6CD Black is by no means worse in this complicated position. h3?! 2 a b c d e f g h This is considered to be the main direction. White 'sacrifices' his pawn structure in order to maximize the activity of his pieces. b c d e f g h Too slow. f4 would have given White just enough activity to maintain the balance. g3 better pawn structure, Lew - Rawlings, e-mail 2008. '1Wb4 E:cS ••. 2 White must react precisely in order to avoid falling into an inferior position.

0-0 occurred in Roussel Roozmon - Prahov, Montreal 2000. Nb6+ when he is slightly better. Nb6! lLle2 White felt compelled to play this in view of the impending . gds. bxc3 lLlc6 Black was already better due to White's damaged queens ide structure, Fries - Mendege, Budapest 2006. lLl f3 when Black's position does not look very promising. a b c d e f g h •.. ... Ne3 f5! The following continuation looks sensible enough. gb l can be met by 1 6 ... ;>g?! gxb7 lLld7 intending ... gfbg when Black is by no means worse.

Xc4 gxe7= The complications have subsided and the position remains balanced, Zhou Weiqi Sutovsky, Khanty-Mansiysk 2009. £5! 3 .. Thanks to Black's control over the e5-square, this move is possible. 2 a b c d e f g h l l ... g4 Obviously Black should take the opportunity to pin the knight. e5 This must be the critical continuation. '1Mfxf3 f5!? ( 1 3 ... exf5 �xf5 Black had a healthy and active position in Gazarek - Bastijanic, Pula 1 993. 12... gab1 White seems to have promising compensation, but with a few accurate moves Black can easily return his extra pawn and neutralize his opponent's initiative.

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