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The Greatest Games Ever Played 01: Fujisawa Kuranosuke vs Go Seigen

Posted in Free Videos, The Greatest Games Ever Played on Apr 28, 2009

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38 Responses to “ The Greatest Games Ever Played 01: Fujisawa Kuranosuke vs Go Seigen ”

  1. PJA says:

    Thanks for the video, I find your commentary very enlightening, and your english is not bad.
    -AGA 3d

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  2. Imperator says:

    Your commentaries are great and you show a lot of insight. Keep up the great work!

    The Go Seigen vs. Fujisawa Kuronasuke match is a very enjoyable match.

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  3. Journey says:

    This is a very good commentary! Thanks for your time and dedication. I really enjoyed this game now that I understand it a little more. I hope we can see more of your commentaries in the future!

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  4. Jared Beck says:

    Thank you very much. A wonderful game, but it is sad that Fujisawa retired after this.

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  5. idleparty says:

    Thanks, I enjoyed that very much. I look forward to watching your other videos.

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  6. muchodelcrazy says:

    I am quickly becoming familiar with your accent, by the way. I don’t think you need to work on your speaking, I think everyone just needs to work on their listening.

    Keep up the good work! I am very excited to have found this channel!

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  7. mc says:

    Hard to understand.

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  8. gokyu says:

    Compared to Catalin Taranu’s 123go lessons videos, this is INCOMPREHENSIBLE.

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  9. Aeneas says:

    Very entertaining and instructive video! I think you balance speed and content extremely well and I quickly got used to your English. I suspect people who found it incomprehensible need to work either on their attitude (i. e. they probably don’t even try or just like to exaggerate/be rude) or on their own abilities with respect to go and/or understanding the English of non-native speakers like you and me. Please ignore those people – they will grow up in due time – and keep up the good work!

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  10. Parklane says:

    Thank you!

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  11. tmge says:

    I’m very happy I found reviews of such great value and technical excellence.
    Thank you very much for sharing your passion and knowledge.

    Although being myself a non native english speaker, I could understand your commentary very well.

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  12. Skymnolf says:

    Thank you very much for your site it is a great help to me.

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  13. Gregory says:

    I love to read articles that are informative, Thanks again for a nice site

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  14. buzze says:

    another wonderfull site, thx

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  15. Zane says:

    Hi I was wondering where you got all your kifu charts cause I have looked every where and can’t seem to find any? Thanks for your help.

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  16. Petr says:

    Hello,

    thank you a lot for this site and great game commentaries! You are doing well in presenting the secrets of Go to ordinary players!

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  17. qawsed says:

    Thanx !

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  18. rick says:

    Great Game with Fantastic Commentary that even Kyu players can relate to!
    I think I just learned a lot of new techniques just by watching this game…
    Very insightful!
    it quickly became one of my favorite games…

    For those who can’t seem to find Fujisawa Kuranosuke…
    He is also known as Fujisawa Hosai

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  19. TokyoRose says:

    What an amazing game. Thank you so much for your commentary… I look forward to watching your other videos.

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  20. me says:

    Thank you! It was amazing.

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  21. DanielTom says:

    I don’t know why, but when I replay “Go Seigen vs. Fujisawa Hosai” games I always cheer for Hosai ūüôā

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  22. Spencer says:

    All your videos are great. But Go Seigen vs. Fujisawa Kuranosuke is my favorite so far. Altogether the best Go media that I’ve seen and great art as far as I’m concerned.

    But the embedded links to Youtube seem messed up — they don’t make a clickable link — in both IE and firefox (within the last week or two). I can find them easy from Google though.

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    countsheep Reply:

    Thanks for your advice. I will transfer all my videos to vimeo.com.

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  23. […] of Jubango matches, be sure to watch countsheep’s video commentary of a Jubango game between¬†Fujisawa Kuranosuke and Go […]

  24. matt says:

    what does he say at 7:34 – 7:35?

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  25. kleophrades says:

    Thanks so much for this wonderful commentary. It is incredibly informative and also pretty exciting. What a generous thing you have done!

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  26. hasen says:

    I don’t understand the last white move. Why didn’t he eat the 5 black stones? wasn’t it obvious that black was gonna connect to them in his next move?

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    superdown Reply:

    If white captures, black will connect at the point white actually played. white’s big group will be killed.

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  27. andy cheng says:

    are you planing on doing a special commentary for master go seigen since he is 99? it would be great if you were to do a special commentary for him thankyou

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    andy cheng Reply:

    sorry i mean 98 i mean

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    andy cheng Reply:

    ok alot of mistake on the age for me sorry its 97

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    countsheep Reply:

    That’s fine:)
    Go Seigen has a lot of excellent games. I’m sure I will make more commentary for his games.

  28. Leandro says:

    Hi and thanks very much for your videos, they are great and you explain very well why some moves are made and what would be the outcome of a mistake (which does not mean I will ever be able to find the outcome in a real game, but makes me think I will be one day!).

    About the game, did you learn that by heart or did you have a diagram where looking? It is quite amazing to memorize an entire game… I reckon that pro players pretty much memorize a lot of games in their carreer is that true?

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    countsheep Reply:

    I have a diagram on the table, you can’t see it from the camera. But all the variations are in my mind, and I can really memorize some games entirely.
    Pro players have to memorize a lot, it’s true. For instance, now the Chinese fuseki has been researched a lot, so the pros have to memorize a great number of variations. If they wrote them down, it would be more than 500 pages.
    Actually it’s not so hard for a strong player to “memorize” something. Because they do not “memorize”, but “understand”, just like you can memorize your own games easily. After all, the game of go is not a game of memory.

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  29. devilyoudont says:

    Around the nine minute mark, (checked: 09:17) I think you meant to say, “You may think the exchange is better for _white_, but that is not the truth…”

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  30. Hal9666 says:

    When I looked at the game record it just seemed like chaos, but after watching your video I realized what an amazing and beautiful game it really is. I’m only a double digit kyu (my exact rank is a bit hard to pin down), so I normally have no idea what’s going on during professional games. You did a very good job of explaining things in a way anybody with a basic understanding of the game can understand. I’m really looking forward to watching the rest of your videos.

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  31. hasen says:

    I first watched this when I was .. hmm maybe 25k (didn’t know my rank).

    Now I’m 7kyu, and things are making much more sense now than when I was a total beginner.

    The fighting spirit of Go Seigen is incredible.

    Now I see why the wall (27:16) is so valuable to black: it completely blocks the middle white group and puts great pressure on it.

    Also, at 28:58, when black plays that move, I now find it shocking too! Even though I still can’t read all the variations myself, but it still feels like a powerful move. It’s like a challenge to white: “oh, you think you can make an eye here? let’s see how you will do that”.

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