Thank you for all of your pleased remarks about the return of the quiz. Unfortunately, your faith in my book collection was misplaced, as the number of unique books is “only” around 750. Although this was enough to prompt Joel Benyowitz to suggest that my wife Erica “should have a yard sale,” it was not enough for our quizzers, who consistently guessed high, only 4 of 29 getting the correct answer. Books in Japanese, Chinese and Korean far outnumber the English books (although I do have two of virtually all of the English volumes). I did not count magazines; with complete sets of Go Review, Go World, the American Go Journal and the British Go Journal, a bunch of Kido magazines and duplicate English books the number would easily double. Barry Pasicznyk’s query about “How many of these go books did Keith Arnold actually read?” is fair but I must plead the Fifth. Here’s a shot of some of the collection. You will be no doubt be relieved that this week’s question will NOT be Kelsey Dyer’s suggestion: “What is Keith Arnold’s favorite sandwich? (Schlotzsky’s Original – RIP Greg). Josh Thorsen of Seattle is our winner this week, chosen at random from those answering correctly.
THIS WEEK’S QUIZ: In honor of the current talk of the go world, the Lee Se Dol vs. Gu Li jubango, you can expect a series of questions regarding the players and jubangos. We will start with a question regarding the greatest “jubangoer” ever, Go Seigen. Who was the only player to defeat him in a jubango match? Was it Fujisawa Kuranosuke, Sakata Eio, Takagawa Kaku or Shusaku? Click here to make your guess by close of business on Thursday and again, feel free to add your own comments!
- Keith Arnold, HKA & AGA Quizmaster