Classic Go Games

Are you looking for commentaries of classic Go games? Then you're in the right place. This is a list of all the classic Go games commented by Go Game Guru's An Younggil 8p, and more. Review, download and enjoy!

Go Seigen: The Go Master

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June 12 is Go Seigen’s birthday. In 2013 he turns 99. Go Seigen is a legend in the Go world. In fact, he’s one of the first professional Go players many people learn about, along with Lee Changho. He’s also well known by the Chinese reading of his name, Wu Qingyuan (吴清源)…

Classic Go Games: Fujisawa Hosai vs Go Seigen

Fujisawa Hosai vs Go Seigen - Game 2 of their first jubango (ten game match).

This was the second game in a ten game match between Fujisawa Hosai and Go Seigen. It was played on February 25 and 26, 1943. Go Seigen is regarded as the greatest Go player in the history of Go. We refer to him as a ‘living legend’ in Korea. Next year (in 2014), he’ll celebrate his 100th birthday…

Classic Go Games: Yasui Chitetsu vs Honinbo Dosaku – Castle Game

Castle Game: Yasui Chitetsu vs Honinbo Dosaku.

This is a castle game between Honinbo Dosaku and Yasui Chitetsu from early Edo period Japan (17th century). Dosaku was acknowledged as having been stronger than practically all of his contemporaries, and was later referred to as a Kisei (Go Saint) along with Honinbo Shusaku.

Classic Go Games: Xu Xingyou vs Huang Longshi – The Games of Blood and Tears

Xu Xingyou vs Huang Longshi - The Games of Blood and Tears.

This is a game from ancient China, between Huang Longshi and Xu Xingyou. It was played in the 17th century during the Qing dynasty. Huang Longshi is a famous Chinese Go master from those times and I’ve heard that Go Seigen said he was on par with Dosaku. They didn’t have dan ranks in China at that time, but Huang had the title ‘Guoshou’…

Classic Go Games: Nominate your favorite games for analysis

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From time to time people email us at Go Game Guru and say they’d be interested in seeing Younggil comment some classic Go games, from a modern perspective. So we decided it would be fun to ask you to recommend your favorite games for analysis. Let’s get started…