Saturday, 16 February 2013

Jowa's powerful games -- 3 of 3

This game was an under-advertised great fighting game, played between Jowa and his rival, Inoue Genan Inseki(井上因碩幻庵). The scale, intensity of fights and amount of readings involved are overwhelming.
This game was played in 1814, and was one of the many unofficial matches between the pair of rivals early in their careers. Throughout the game you can clearly see bad bloods were accumulating between the pair, as they both tried to destroy each other.
Black 113 and 115 are brilliant moves. However a couple mistakes later in the large-scale semeai costed black the game.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Jowa's powerful games -- 1 and 2 of 3

Honinbo Jowa had a reputation of being the most ruthless fighter.

Besides the famous "blood-vomiting" game, I have 3 favourite games played by him. Simply put, his play was just too powerful. At my level it is not feasible to truly understand or comment on these complex games. Nonetheless, it makes good studying materials.

The first two of these 3 games were h-2 games against amateur player Shinomiya Yonezo.