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Articles by Professionals
United Kingdom Neither attachment nor detachment Miyamoto Naoki Japan
As Miyamoto Naoki the author explain in the introduction of this article: "It is no fun to always play a common fuseki. Sometimes you should try to devise an elaborate plan and play a free and bold fuseki. This might help you to enlarge your Go perception." This article introduces an unconventional fuseki pattern and will explain you the relevant details of the shapes and joseki which are likely to occur.

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United Kingdom Cosmic Go Takemiya Masaki Japan
The Master of Moyo Takemiya Masaki has written a book on his Cosmic Go. This book has recently (1997) been translated into French by Miyakawa Wataru, a Japanese Go player living in Paris. The book has been published by ALGO, the french go publisher and currently is being translated into English. We can not publish the book of course but give the games which he analyses to illustrate his cosmic concept.

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Articles by Pieter Mioch
United Kingdom 26th World Amateur Go Championship Pieter Mioch The Netherlands
The 26th World Amateur Go Championship was quite different from other years. The reason: Pieter Mioch doing live reporting from the venue. With interesting interviews, background stories and game analysis he manages to make the tournament alive for all fans in the West.

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United Kingdom World Oza Pieter Mioch The Netherlands
Pieter Mioch takes you through the games of the 2nd World-Oza title match games with analysis and anecdotes from the professional go scene.

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United Kingdom Daigo Pieter Mioch The Netherlands
A monthly column by Pieter Mioch featuring a thorough game commentary tastefully seasoned with go-related stories and clues to the meaning of life.
"If you never question anything, you won't get very far."

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United Kingdom Gentle Joseki Pieter Mioch The Netherlands
Gentle Joseki by Pieter Mioch is a series in ten parts including go stories and a lot of information about corner patterns. Opening wisdom and general advice as well as a glimpse of what the inside of a pro's head looks like makes for enjoyable study material. We've received very positive reactions from both beginners and dan-level players.

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United Kingdom The Go Seigen interview Pieter Mioch The Netherlands
Go Seigen, a go player from Chinese birth but who spent most of his life in Japan to study and play Go surely needs no further introduction. By some called the greatest of the 20th century Go players, by others put in the top-five all time.

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United Kingdom The Hane Yasumasa interview Pieter Mioch The Netherlands
Hane Yasumasa is a professional 9 dan in the Nagoya branch of the Nihon Ki-in. He is most known for his contributions to the Chinese fuseki, for the interest he takes in computers and of course for being the father of Hane Naoki, 9 dan.

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United Kingdom The Catalin Taranu interview Pieter Mioch The Netherlands
One of the few western Go players who could pass the 5 dan barrier. Pieter had an extensive meeting with Catalin while talking about the past, present and future.

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United Kingdom A Kitani Pupil Pieter Mioch The Netherlands
Kitani Minoru had dozens of pupils, most of whom are still famous today. Think of Cho Chikun, Kobayashi Koichi, Kato Masao, Otake Hideo,... But who did Pieter interview?

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United Kingdom About the author editor@gobase.org The Netherlands
Read more about the author Pieter Mioch and access all his articles from one page.

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Articles by Charles Matthews
United Kingdom Setpiece Kos Charles Matthews United Kingdom
This series of articles by Charles Matthews has its origins in research carried out by him for a book on ko fights, in collaboration with Kim Seong-june 6 dan. While it remains highly desirable that a dan-level book on ko should be written, it is currently hard to see how to get such a work published. Therefore Charles Matthews decided to create a series of web articles on a major theme to do with ko.

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United Kingdom On Your Side Charles Matthews United Kingdom
Charles Matthews series of articles on the opening in Go explained by studying the positions on the side. It is quite uncommon to take one side as the explicit unit; usually people discuss full board openings, or the highly-developed theory of corner openings.

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United Kingdom Hanging Out at Dan's Charles Matthews United Kingdom
Charles Matthews provides real teaching in his virtual club. The teaching is split up in three categories: beginner, intermediate and advanced but the articles are interesting for all levels really.

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United Kingdom Shape Up! Charles Matthews United Kingdom
The complete electronic edition of the new book by Charles Matthews and Kim Seong-june. The book covers all aspects and secrets of shape creation in the game of go and includes three carefully chosen collections of problems to test your knowledge.

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United Kingdom Exchanges Charles Matthews United Kingdom
This series of articles from the hand of Charles Matthews deals with exchanges in the game of Go from all kind of angles and perspectives. The articles first appeared in the American Go Journal in the period of 2001-2002.

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United Kingdom CGT Becomes Hard Currency Charles Matthews United Kingdom
Recent developments in theory have changed the picture somewhat. While rigorous chess theory may still be confined to endgame study, there is an avenue in Go for some fundamental research. This area has been opened up by Professor Elwyn Berlekamp of Berkeley, after pioneering work of others. It is now beginning to provide novel insights.

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United Kingdom Learn Go in Ten Lessons Charles Matthews United Kingdom
In July 2003 Charles Matthews visited Kambala, Uganda to teach Go. The document contains the instruction material of this ten lesson course. You may enjoy some pictures of the event on this site as well.

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United Kingdom About the author editor@gobase.org The Netherlands
Read more about the author Charles Matthews and access all his articles from one page.

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Articles by Jan van der Steen
United Kingdom 1st Baduk Conference Jan van der Steen The Netherlands
In May 2001 the first Baduk Conference was held in Yong-In, Korea. Please read the report and find electronic versions of some of the reports as they were presented during the conference.

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United Kingdom Joseki, a Repertoire for Beginners Jan van der Steen The Netherlands
This overview contains a collection of maybe some 25 joseki variations which can be considered a beginners package to be able to play Go games. The selection is not random but carefully chosen, a so called repertoire.

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United Kingdom Introduction to the ELO System Jan van der Steen The Netherlands
The ELO rating system as developed by Prof. Arpad Elo explained and suggestions how the system could be applied to Go.

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Articles by John Fairbairn
United Kingdom History of Go John Fairbairn United Kingdom
Historical overview of Go in Ancient China. A quest to the age of Go, or better Wei ch'i, the Chinese name of the game.

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United Kingdom The Big Game John Fairbairn United Kingdom
On April the 17th 1997 John Fairbairn started a thread on rec.games.go named The Big Game which was received very well indeed by the readers of the newsgroup. John selected a professional game unknown to the readers (it has never been published) and replayed it on rec.games.go. Every once in a while he asked the readers about their thoughts for the next move. This article archives the questions and answers and the many interesting side notes made by John Fairbairn.

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Articles by miscellaneous authors
United Kingdom News from Japan ('91 through '97) James Davies USA
Nearly a decade of Go news from Japan compiled in monthly articles by James Davies.

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The Netherlands Go Columns Robert Rehm The Netherlands
Robert Rehm, former Dutch champion, presents the columns which he wrote as part of his portfolio while approaching the media trying to seduce them to cover the game of Go.

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United Kingdom Go Trivia Miscellaneous authors World
Go trivia from various sources, read, hopefully enjoy and submit...

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United Kingdom Go Proverbs Miscellaneous authors World
Go proverbs, from various sources, use them wisely...

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Other Article Sites
The Magic of Go external link
The website of the Yomiuri Shimbun (sponsor of the Kisei match) runs a series of technical articles called The Magic of Go by Richard Bozulich and more recently Rob van Zeijst.

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