Brunei Darussalam Go Association is excitedto invite everyone to participate in the upcoming Mid-Year Tournament, Brunei Darussalam Go Tournament Open – Shusaku Go Tournament (Commemoration). The event will take place in Pusat Belia for just ONE day, on the 16th June, 2012 (Saturday) from 09 00 to 17 30.
It’s unlikely for a Go player to not know who Shusaku was (especially since Hikaru no Go). Nevertheless, Honinbo Shusaku (本因坊秀策, 1829-62) is considered by many to the greatest player of the golden era of Go in the mid-19th century. He was nicknamed Invincible Shusaku because of his perfect score of 19 successive wins in the annual castle games.
Brunei Darussalam Go Association for the first time organizing a tournament honouring a Go hero. Special rule has imposed in this event, which is that the Black player has to play out the “Shusaku Fuseki” whilst the White player may play their own desiring starting. The intention is to encourage the participants to study and research the fuseki beforehand.