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.
Similarly to the Jowa course, it's very fascinating to dive into the ancient history of Go and the course had that in spades, with weird openings, old rules and unusual fights that we might not see that often anymore today. It's clearly a topic that Vadim and the GOMagic crew has a lot of passion for. Less educational to improve your strength in Go but highly inspirational and entertaining. 🙂