American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Redmond on Kazama-Redmond

Tuesday April 8, 2014


Kiriyama Cup
White:  Kazama Jun 1P
Black:  Michael Redmond 9P
Commentary:  Michael Redmond 9P
Published in the April 8, 2014 edition of the American Go E-Journal

In this game I have Black against Kazama Jun 1P.  Kazama is a student of So Kofuku 9P (Korean name:  Song Kwang Bok).  So is a Japanese pro of Korean ancestry who has a promising flock of young students, such as Anzai Nobuaki, Ichiriki Ryo, Hirata Tomoya, and Kazama is the most recent pro from his school.  At the time of this game I knew that Kazama had been studying in Korea, so I was expecting a modern Korean-style opening.