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INVINCIBLE THE GAMES OF SHUSAKU Compiled, Edited & Translated By JOHN POWER Tm KISEIDO PUBLISHING COMPANY Published by Kiseido Publishing Company CPO Box 2126 Tokyo, Japan © Copyright 1982 in Japan by John Power and Kiseido Publishing Company Al rights reserved according to international law. This book or any parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publishers. ‘This book is sold exclusively in Europe by Schaak en Gowinkel het Paard. 147 Haarlemmerdijk 147, 1013 KH Amsterdam, Holland Tel, +31-20-624-1171; FAX +31-20-627-0885 Available in North America through: Kiseido, 2255 - 29th St., Suite 4, Santa Monica, CA 90405; Tel: 1-800-988-6463; FAX: 1-310-392-7598;e-mail: kiseido@ecrl.com Home page: http://www. labnet.or jp/~kiseido First printing, February 1982 Second Printing, August 1996 Printed in Japan Contents Preface ........- ‘The Four Go Houses & Holders of the Office of Meijin Godokoro . Chronology . aor boue , Statistics of Shusaku’s Career... Glossary... . . Part One Chapter One: Go in the Edo Period Jowa v. Akaboshi (1835) . . . Shuwa v. Gennan Inseki (1840) . ‘Shuwa v. Gennan Inseki (1842) Shuwa v. Inoue Matsumoto Inseki (1861) Chapter Two: The Life of Shusaku 0.2.0.0. 0e cece cee ee senses ee eeeeee sence 15 Chapter Three: The Shusaku-Style Fuseki .. 2. 0.0.00 0e0ececeeeeceeeeeeeeeeeeee ee 28 Chapter Four: Shusaku’s Debut . arene : cee 33 Game One: Shusaku v. Ito Showa 1840) sees .. 33 Shusaku and Shuwa ........ .. 36 Game Two: Shusaku v. Shuwa (1842) . +. 37 Game Three: Shusaku v. Shuwa (1842). + 40 Shusaku and Ota Yuzo ..... . 42 Game Four: Shusaku v. Ota Yuzo (1842) 43 Game Five: Shusaku v. Ota Yuzo (1842)... . 45 Game Six: Shusaku v. Ota Yuzo (1842) (Miyamoto Commentary) . . 49 Game Seven: Shusaku v. Yasui Sanchi (1843 ) (Miyamoto Commentary) . . + 57 Game Eight: Shusaku v. Kadono Tadazaemon (1843) (Miyamoto Commentary) . . . + 66 Game Nine: Shusaku v. Kishimoto Saichiro (1843) . . . .B Game Ten: Shusaku v. Mizutani Junsaku (1844) (Miyamoto Commentary) .771 Game Eleven: Shusaku v. Ito Showa (1844)... 6... e eee eee eee . 85 Game Twelve : Shusaku v. Ito Showa (1844) tiyamoto Commentary) + 86 Game Thirteen: Shusaku v. Ito Showa (1844) : 95 Chapter Five: The Encounter with Gennan Inseki . 98 Game Fourteen: Shusaku v. Gennan Inseki (1846) (Miyamoto Commentary) .....-. « +99 Game Fifteen: Shusaku v. Gennan Inseki (1846) (Miyamoto Commentary) ......-+-++. +++ i. Chapter Six: Heir to the Honinbo House . 19 Game Sixteen: Shusaku v. Shuwa (1846) -119 Game Seventeen: Shusaku v. Jowa (1847) . 123 Game Fighteen: Shusaku v. Takegawa Yasaburo (1847) 2125 Game Nineteen: Shusaku v. Yasui Sanchi (1847). 128 Game Twenty: Shusaku v. Shuwa (1847) (Miyamoto Commentary) . . 2131 Game Twenty-One: Shusaku v. Yasui Sanchi (1847) (Miyamoto Commentary) 138 Game Twenty-Two: Shusaku v. Ota Yuzo (1849) .........-..+.-2005 146 ave