While the Chess World Champion lost to a computer, and the Shogi world is said to be bracing itself for such a day as well, Igo shows no such sign. This shows there is still much to be discovered about Igo, or in other words, about the human ability to "predict the opponents moves" and "take a survey of the whole match." News of an 84-year-old winning the seat of Japan's representative in the World Amateur Championships, and the existence of a 91-year-old professional also show us the unlimited ability within people. Igo has the capacity to reveal such human abilities. Mr.Kobayashi wish to pursue the truth of Igo as much as possible, and his passion for this will never wane.
translated by Noah UK, Nao Ashida, Robert Ings, ABC Loop