Go Commentary: Takemiya Masaki vs Cho Chikun – 5th Igo Masters Cup

This game is from the final of the 5th Igo Masters Cup. It was played between Takemiya Masaki 9p and Cho Chikun on July 11, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan. Cho’s style of play is very dynamic and passionate. He used to play extremely territorial games when he was in his 30s. On the other hand, Takemiya is very famous for his cosmic style of play…

Zen computer Go program beats Takemiya Masaki with just 4 stones!

As part of the ‘6th E&C Symposium’ in Japan, Japanese pro, Takemiya Masaki (9p) played two games against the computer Go program Zen. Much anticipated by both Go players and AI experts, it was an opportunity for Zen to flex its muscles against a world class professional, though many still expected Takemiya to win.

Takemiya Masaki, Nie Weiping and Cho Hunhyun: History repeats in 2011

On November 5, 2011, three stalwarts of the Go world, Takemiya Masaki (9p) of Japan, Cho Hunhyun (9p) of Korea and Nie Weiping (9p) of China met to face each other in the Chibi Ancient Battlefield Cup. It was like the 1st Ing Cup final in 1989 all over again!

Takemiya Masaki steals the show at 55th European Go Congress

The legendary Takemiya Masaki (9p), pioneer of the ‘Cosmic Go Style’, has stolen the show at the 55th European Go Congress (2011) in Bordeaux, France. At a VIP event hosted by the sponsor, Zhuyeqing Tea, Takemiya danced Salsa with a French lady named Charlotte. Takemiya likens the game of Go to dancing, one of his favourite hobbies. He took up dancing a few years ago as exercise and claims it helps to improve his Go and concentration.