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Volume 8 Chapter 66 - Day 2 of the Go Pro Exam's Preliminaries

M = Mama       H = Hikaru       T = Tsubaki       F = Fuku (thanx to ILoveOnlyNgoc)       GK = some insei with glasses (imashimi?)      [xxxx] = my comments to the reader

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p. 113
M: Hikaru, I [lit. mama ^^] won't be at home tomorrow, can you watch the house?
H: Tomorrow I need to go take the Pro Exam again, so I can't.
M: What test?
H: The test to become a professional Go player.
M: ... Who needs to enter?
H: Me!
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p. 117
M: What test did you say you need to enter?
H: The Go Pro Exam!
M: Ai yo! [Looks like mama burned some food]
M: What are you babbling about? [nonsense is a more literal translation] You're still only a child!
H: I'm not speaking nonsense! Kids my age have already become Pros.
M: Go Professional? You're going to play Go as a profession, in the future? Why didn't you discuss this with me?
H: I didn't?
M: Explain this matter, clearly, what is this about?
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p. 118 - 119
H: Now, you want to ask this... [lit. at this moment]
M: Mama doesn't believe that Hikaru liking Go is a bad thing.
M: But, you didn't do well on your (school) finals. As long as you place a little effort in it, whatever you want to do, mama will not say another word.
H: If I pass the Pro exam, I won't need to pay attention to the final...
M: Hmm? ...
H: Ah... Ah... Finally understand Waya's [I think] feelings, wanting to quickly move up in the ranks.
H: You don't need to say anything anymore! Today, I lost a Go match, I'm not in a good mood.
M: Hikaru, wait a second...
H: Call me when dinner's ready!
M: But... Hikaru... .... He's [lit. this kid] serious...
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p. 120 - 121
H: ... motorcycle ... has that beared man come already?
H: Hmph! Doesn't concern me. Today's opponent isn't him. I won't be pushed around and around by him. [Hikaru doesn't want to be confused by Tsubaki]
H: I have to avoid him.
H: He's not here.
Hikaru looks around
F: Morning. [He looks so happy there ^^]
Hikaru looks left. Looks right. [lit. Looks to the East! Looks to the West!]
F: ?
T: Morning!
H: hey... morning.........
T: Again, you have to work hard today. You only lost one game, you don't have to think about it, just win 3 games within these fives days, and it'll be fine!
H: ...
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p. 122 - 123
T: However, if you lose three games, it's game over!
Tsubaki laughs - Ha Ha Ha!
H: Wha.. What... I've only lost one game!
GK: Hikaru, this kid... He's looking for his own death... [lit. looking for a dead end]
Administrator: Begin!
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p. 124 - 125
Sai: Today, Hikaru is very nervous.
Sai: Right! Last time, during the insei test, he was in the same situation [lit. mental state].
Sai: There's no way he can show [lit. exert] his full strength.
[Hikaru is playing this old guy with a fan]
Sai: He's being pushed back by his opponent's moves, losing his own formations, and causing him to make unorthodox moves [lit. to put his pieces in weird places]
Announcer: Time for food. Everyone please stop for now. Inside the Tournament Room, eating, drinking and smoking is not allowed.
Announcer: Please go to the hall or the resting area to eat.
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p. 126 - 127
T: Hey! Let's go eat lunch together!
H: !!
H: I've already bought a lunch box! [it might be bento box in japanese]
T: Ah! really...
F: Hikaru, why didn't you finish your food?
H: ...
GK: Hikaru's condition is more serious than I thought.
GK: If he loses today, he won't have any road left. [lit. move back - basically, he's saying it's the end for Hikaru]
GK: Nevermind... This doesn't have anything to do with me
Sai: Hikaru!
H: Don't be so noisy, I was just thinking of the situation!
Sai: ...
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p. 128 - 129
H: ... [Hikaru doesn't look so well. Poor kid]
H: ... I've lost. [i notice that ppl translate this to I resign, but i'm going to follow the Chinese]
T: Hoy! How is it? I've won two in a row!
T: You have to fight to your death! [it's actually a chinese proverb, so I translated the idea. You can think of it as a Decisive Battle]
[Sai and Hikaru at a bench]
Sai: Hikaru, is this okay?
H: What's okay?
Sai: Aren't you supposed to take the Pro Exam today?
Sai: You've already lost two games in a row. Why are you sitting here?
H: Doesn't matter.
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p. 130 - 131
H: It's almost time to play Go [lit. fast approaching], I have to go in, I don't want to see Tsubaki
H: I have to win one round.
H: Today's opponent is Fuku.
H: I've only lost twice to Fuku, once while I was playing around, and once during an analysis game.
H: I only need to calm down a bit. Then I should be able to win!
H: Fuku, after one win and one lost, will be putting his life on the line. Only need to think of it as a normal game, then I will definitely win.
Sai: ...
Sai: His regular Go... The more you want it to be the same as a normal game... the more pressure you place on yourself...
Sai: After losing two games, is there any way to return Hikaru to his normal thinking [lit. state]?
H: Alright!
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p. 132 - 133
[Hikaru is running to the Go room]
Announcer: Begin!
Announcer: !
Announcer: Hikaru, why are you just coming in? Hurry to your seat, it's over that side.
H: Okay!
F: Why'd you get here now?
H: Sorry
F: The timer has already started for awhile!
H: I know. [hikaru bows head] Please teach me.
F: Please teach me.
Sai: Do your best! Hikaru!
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