Invincible, the Game of Shusaku has 56 ratings and 7 reviews. Damon said: Shusaku was one of the leading players of the mid 19th century, who’s innovatio.. . “Invincible: The Games of Shusaku,” John Power’s classic and widely-acclaimed masterpiece on one of the greatest go players who ever lived. Is listed for $??! To my surprise today, this book is now a collectible? I bought it for $40 15 years or so ago. Some are listed at $ I.

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This book does full justice to a year of outstanding go with a detailed coverage of all the top title games. Highlighted in this collection, are all of his Castle games in which he played in the presence of the Shogun, and many of his famous games such as his twenty three game match series against Ota Yuzo, which contains some of the most facinating games I’ve ever studied, and even his famous game against Gennan Inseki in which he played “the ear-reddening move of Shusaku.

Nico rated it it was amazing Jul 27, But isnt it a whole kifu in one diagram? Some are only moves long. The commentary is good and clear, well-written, and very insightful.

If you want just to replay the games and skip the commentary, that’s fine.

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Balladeer rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Mon Apr 20, 9: This is probably the best compilation of games currently available in print, and I highly recommend it for any new player. Is it worth buying invincible? It is not an exaggeration to say that all the principles and all the techniques of go are embodied in concentrated form in Shusaku’s go. I believe that for anyone below 1-dan – and probably even dan-level – Invincible is definitely worth buying.


Tournament Ivninciblethe first-ever yearbook of professional go published in English, presents fascinating, in-depth commentaries on all the top title matches played in Japan intogether with games from international title matches.

Martin rated it it was amazing Apr 24, I bought it at 15k. In the second section of the book are another fifty-eight non-commentated games for further study. When I put all my books up for sale I had overthat is one of only 3 I did not offer. Mar 23, Zach May rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving….


Invincible, the Game of Shusaku

This is invnicible amazing collection. Shusaku was one of the leading players of the mid 19th century, who’s innovations and style in joseki’s and fighting are still played today.

Lucas rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Paulus Germanus rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Trivia About Invincible, the G I don’t know what the shisaku is with Amazon. To ask other readers questions about Invincible, the Game of Shusakuplease sign up.

Careful, well-researched game analyses, carried out by top professional players, show you the world of Japanese professional go from the inside. Jordan Fontaine rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Log in or sign up in seconds. The commentators offer up many diagrams showing alternative results of certain plays, and how invincble effect the out come.

The invincibl in style between the Go of s Japan and the Go of our times is not wildly different, even with the fuseki and joseki innovations of the past years. Hello Is it worth buying invincible? Nebogipfel rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Andy rated it really liked it Sep 15, I finished reading what was “usual book content” within it. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


Don’t know anything about kifu. He was unexcelled in his complete mastery of the strategic principles and the practical techniques of go. Trying to replay a game with move deep diagrams is awful. I have the book and it has expanded my knowledge of Go considerably.

Invincible – The Games of Shusaku

Those sellers have no idea what the book is and their bots just prices like everyone else which means occasionally the bots can have a group consensus that runs away to unreasonable prices. Most of them are 30 to 50 moves long. Hi Skitarg, Actually it’s not such an easy question to answer, despite the impressions so far presented.

This way of playing is only possible if one has a clear understanding of the principles of go and is blessed with superb positional judgement, and it also requires considerable self-confidence.

Also, there are many uncommented games, showing only the relevant information and the kifu. His victories over his contemporaries in a number of matches contributed to his reputation, shusau its main foundation is his perfect record, not even approached by any other player, of nineteen successive wins in the annual castle games played in the presence of the shogun. Users browsing this forum: I can’t really say whether or not it is worth it if you’re weaker. They say that you need to be around a 4 kyu or better before reading it.