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Hikaru no MangaHikaru no CharaHikaru no AnimeHikaru no EHikaru no MangakaHikaru no MangakaGO Back to The House of Anime Hikaru no GO Hikaru no Kotoba Hikaru no Mono Tetsuko no Shougi

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 our Ji.

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 contest.


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