Book Review

British Go Journal No. 62. July 1984. Page 14b.

Matthew Macfadyen

The Treasure Chest Enigma - Nakayama Noriyuki

It is a long time since a book appeared of which one could say to all Go players, regardless of strength, 'Buy this book'. But the Ishi Press' new translation of collected essays by Nakayama is such a book.

It is a pot-pourri of all that is most fun in Go - fascinating insights into life as an aspiring professional; bizarre problems with ladders running all over the board, and back again; an essay on when to resign; and much more.

Those of us who were privileged to meet Nakayama last summer in Edinburgh will remember his infectious enthusiasm for the game. As one of the very few professionals who actually writes the books which appear under his name he offers us here a treat which no Go player should refuse.


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