The situation called Atari is more comparable to "check"
in modern chess.
Ban here refers to board.
It's the board you use when you play GO. There are 2 types of board,
the 13x13 square for the amateur and 19x19 square for the pro. The
classic board is a short flat-table, meanwhile the more practical
board can be folded like nowadays chess board.
It's the moment when the competition take place. In
this phase we start strengthen our Ji.
And we also have to prevent the opponent from having control over
Dan is the level of professional
GO players. A 1-Dan (Sho-dan) is skillful
enough to follow the game as profession. A player of the 7-Dan in
addition has the title Jouzu or top-hand,
one in 8-Dan, Kanshu or middle-hand,
and one of the 9-Dan, Meishu or clear-bright-hand
as well as Meijin or famous person
(like Touya Meijin)
Literally means star. It's the 9 spots you could see
in GO ban, with the mid point called Tengen.
With these 9 spots, GO ban is being divided into: the middle,
4 corners and 4 edges.
Sansha was originally a Buddhist monk, named
Nikkai. His vocational name, Houninbou,
was inherited in turn of his disciples, judged as best, one generation
after another, in the Houninbou school of play. The title of champion
was bestowed upon him by Oda Nobunaga. Nowadays
in Japan there are annual tournaments include Houninbou, Meijin, Ju-dan
(10-dan), and Oza