Chapter IV First move: Tengen!


Kubomatsu Katuskiyo, Go Seigen, Yamashita Keigo, ..., you?

Tengen as first move has a fascinating attraction to many Go players. The center of the universe, the point of symmetry, the move which should win the game when God would be playing, a nice move to play in a lightning game. All true probably.
This page is offered to you to be able to keep track of any developments regarding this interesting opening move. Just click the diagram...


The Taka-taka Mokuhazushi



The phantom kakari



First the corners, then the sides, or...?


Request: Inspired by a thread on

Page creation: Jan van der Steen