A move I thought very good often turns out to be not a good one.

Yoshiharu Habu



The professional shogi player says that a move a player thinks fine, because the aim is also clear to the opponent, doesn't have a broad range of possibilities, and that an exchange of intuitively unconvincing moves, or unexpected moves that cannot be instantly read is more likely to become a well-played game. Also In talking with people, the time that the conversation shows an unexpected development is more delightful. From a cell biologist and waka poet, Kazuhiro Nagata's  dialog collection "Let's Talk About The Time When We Were Nobody."


August 28,  2017

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun