New lectures by Michael Redmond 9P and Tsuruyama Atsushi 8P sponsored by INAF

The Iwamoto North American Foundation (INAF) is pleased to sponsor two more lectures produced by the Nihon Kiin. 

The first is a dan-level lecture in English by Michael Redmond 9-dan on “the Art of Sacrificing Stones” based on a game between the greatest master of the Edo period, Honinbo Dosaku (本因坊道策), and the multi-talented genius Yasui Santetsu (安井算哲). The URL is https://youtu.be/C-nS2xpqfQ4

The second is a kyu-level lecture on “Useful Techniques for Capturing Race” by Tsuruyama Atsushi 8-dan, given in Japanese with English subtitles. The URL is https://youtu.be/MpxuHGhiXW0

September 2nd, 2021|

A special game commentary by Ichiriki Ryo on his challenger match with Iyama Yuta.

The Iwamoto North American Foundation, with co-sponsorship by the Nihon Kiin, announces a special YouTube game analysis in English by Ichiriki Ryo 9p, current Japanese Gosei title holder.  His opponent is the 7-crown champion Iyama Yuta; the occasion is a challenge match in the Tengen title series.  The match is dubbed “Gosei vs. Kisei”– the clash between the top two Japanese pros of 2020 – 2021.  See https://youtu.be/BDKxsJLii0M.

August 19th, 2021|

Sign up for Joint INAF-Nihon Kiin Online Events

In recent years, INAF and Nihon Kiin have jointly sponsored a number of teaching events every year.  In 2021, several online events will be held instead.  Below we announce the first two of this series – two zoom lectures intended for kyu players but all are welcome to sign up.

Please sign up for the event(s) of your choosing.  The zoom links will be sent to all registrants in late July.

Event 1

August 2nd, US Eastern time 21:00 to 22:30.  Lecture for kyu players by Mitani Tetsuya 7p (三谷哲也) and Antti Tormanen 1p.  This pair has visited Europe and given many popular lectures since 2012.

Event 2

August 7th, US Eastern time 21:00 to 22:30.  Interactive AI play for kyu players with Tajiri Yuto 5p (田尻悠人).  All participants will join in to play with AI; Mr. Taijiri will lead and provide Q&A, quizzes, and commentary.

Future events include:

Lecture by Tsuruyama Atsushi 8p, a student of Cho Chikun, on “Key points of Capturing Race” (single-digit kyu to 4d players);

Lecture by Michael Redmond 9p on Technical Improvements (dan players);

Lecture by Mitani Tetsuya 7p and Antti Tormanen 1p on “Understand Go Rules and How to Play on 9×9” (beginners);

Lecture by Ichiriki Ryo 9p, commentary on his games (all players). 

Watch here for announcements!!!

July 11th, 2021|