Huang Longshi: Legend of Blood and Tears

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The story of a mysterious Go genius from ancient China

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If you’ve never heard of Huang Longshi, then… it’s not surprising at all. He lived in 17th century China and it was the Japanese players who ruled in the world of Go at the time. However his contemporaries described him as a heavenly spirit turned human, and Go Seigen, the greatest player of the 20th century, believed that Huang Longshi would be at least 13 dan if he were alive today! Is that merely an overstatement? Maybe the games of this ancient master reviewed under the magnifying lens of modern computer programs will help shed some light on this mystery…

In the free lesson “Treasure Chest” you will find all the games of Huang Longshi in SGF format, as well as the legendary collection of endgame problems “Yi Kuo” that has not been published anywhere before.

Suitable for: 10k–9d. This is a historical course, so it may be interesting to all players regardless of their strength.

Teacher

Vadim Efimenko 4d

Amateur Go player and nerdy Go research aficionado. Co-founder of Go Magic.

$29.90
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Course Includes

3 Sections
10 Lessons
4 Quizzes

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Posted 1 month ago

would be nice if course are more in depth. nevertheless, enjoyed the review of huang longshi's game!

Posted 6 months ago

Love these historical courses! Please do more

Posted 6 months ago

Much better than I expected. And it even includes PDFs and SGFs from games and tsumegos at the end.

Posted 8 months ago

Great historical course, an impressive great player without AI inspiration !!! And fun reading exercices of Endgame problems. Thanks

Posted 8 months ago

An improvement on the format devised for the Jowa course, with more integrated puzzles as opposed to fairly tangential quizzes. While still largely emphasising the history which is very enjoyable to learn.

Posted 9 months ago

It was fascinating to learn about Huang Longshi and his style of using thickness and attacking. I look forward to trying to be more adventurous in my own games and looking for opportunities to use the lessons contained in this course. History is ripe in these games, but the feeling of the games are also educational. Huang Longshi had an indominable approach to Go and Vadim gives us access to it.

Posted 2 days ago

Замечательный курс, увидел го с новой для себя стороны. Думаю подобные обзоры исторических/интересных партий это одно из перспективных направлений. Единственное, что можно было бы добавить больше квизов после уроков.

Posted 7 months ago

Спасибо за курс и за русские субтитры!!! 🤝🤝🤝

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