Games: From the Orient with Guile

A faint pucker played fitfully across his cheeks. Between moves, he toyed with a fan. In every other respect, Ryuji Iyeda last week remained glacially calm. Only 28, he was taking on nine of the best Go players simultaneously in Manhattan's Nippon Club. But then Iyeda has been playing the ancient Oriental board game constantly since he was eight, now ranks as a fifth Dan professional (ninth Dan is highest) in his native Japan, where Go has been the national indoor game for as long as anybody can remember. Besides, this time was...

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