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ILLUSTRATIVE GAMES

O 15, N 16, H 5, H 6, F 13, E 13, H 5, H 15, F 10, E 13, E 12, H 15, F 10.

Black has sixty-four “Me” and White fifty-seven “Me.”


III

Black. — Ito Kotaro, fifth degree.
White. — Karigane Junichi, sixth degree.

This game was played in Tokio about January, 1907, and is a fine illustration of the rule of “Ko.” No handicaps were given.

Black

White

1. C4. ("Komoku.”) Black being the weaker player, adopts a conservative opening.

2. Q 3

3. D 17.

4. C 15

5. E 3. The opening is conventional so far.

6. C 9. This is an unusual move.

7. F 16.

8. C 17.

9. C 18.

10. D 16.

11. E 17.

12. Q 17.

13. R 15.

14. R 6.

15. R 11.

16. K 3.

17. N 17.

18. D 12. Not the best move. P 16 would have been better. This part of the game is generally devoted to the general distribution of stones.

19. P 16. White’s stone at Q 17 is now shut in. If the black stone at N 17 were at M 17, White could have escaped.

20. P 17

21. O 17.

22. S 16.

23. R 16.

24. R 17.

25. S 15.

26. S 17.