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  • Patterns of the Sanrensei (English)<br>三連星ー六つの構想 (Japanese)

    Patterns of the Sanrensei (English)
    三連星ー六つの構想 (Japanese)

    Michael Redmond 9 dan マイケル レドモンド 九段

    Surrounding a large moyo is a lot of fun, and the Sanrensei opening is perfectly suited to do it. Patterns of the Sanrensei is a complete study of Sanrensei opening strategies that Michael Redmond used successfully in professional tournament games. In section 1 the reader will find the six Patterns, Black’s six basic game plans for the Sanrensei. Section 2 is collection of twenty of Michael Redmond’s games, in which the Sanrensei Patterns are shown in actual play. Throughout the book Redmond gives a detailed analysis, making clear the meaning behind his tactics.

    Michael Redmond is the only Western Go professional to reach 9 dan. Written directly in English and specifically designed for SmartGo Books, then refined as he translated it to Japanese, this book is a treasure for every player interested in the Sanrensei opening, whether you want to play it or defend against it.

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    400 pages

German

  • The Basics of Go Strategy

    The Basics of Go Strategy
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 5

    Richard Bozulich

    Aji, kikashi (forcing moves), and sabaki are the most important concepts of go. They imbue the game with strategic subtleties unmatched in any other game. Without an understanding of these concepts, no go player can hope to attain a high level of skill. Besides these concepts, it is also necessary to understand the shape and distribution of stones and how they influence other parts of the board, determining which stones are important and which stones can be sacrificed, and which stones must be strengthened before playing large-scale strategic moves. The aim of this book is to bring together these ideas and to show the reader how they interact.

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    309 pages, 101 problems

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is for players who have just gotten in touch with the game. It provides exercises to help deepen and ingrain the understanding of the rules. You will learn about the correlation and dependencies of the stones to each other, and thereby be able to improve your games. The first exercises are very easy, gradually increasing to moderate difficulty as you progress through the book.

    English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Turkish

    131 problems

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (25-20 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (25-20 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is dedicated to players who have gathered experience on the 9x9 board and want to learn more about tactics. The exercises introduce new shapes and techniques which help to deepen your understanding of the interdependency of the stones. Training with these elements will help you to improve your strength and make your games more fun.

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    143 problems

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (20-15 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (20-15 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is dedicated to players who have taken the first hurdles and now want to step into the game seriously. The exercises cover almost all important topics: starting with capturing stones and semeai, via tesuji, life and death, and finally the endgame. This book provides you with exercises to train your focus on local positions and to improve your strength.

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    251 problems

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (15-10 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (15-10 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is dedicated to players who now want to study Go more intensively. The exercises focus on fundamental topics: opening, semeai, life and death, tesuji, invasions, and endgame. This book provides you with exercises to train your focus on local positions and to improve your strength.

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    254 problems

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (10-5 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (10-5 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is dedicated to players who can’t let go of their fascination with go and want to work towards a better understanding of the game. The degree of difficulty of the tasks is thus beyond a beginner - here begins the training.

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    255 problems

  • The most difficult problem ever: Igo Hatsuyōron 120

    The most difficult problem ever: Igo Hatsuyōron 120

    Thomas Redecker

    The most difficult of all Go problems, created by Inoue Dosetsu Inseki (1646 - 1719), has still not been solved by professional Go players. The long-standing collaboration of three amateurs from Germany and the United Kingdom has now found the answer!

    This book celebrates the problem-collection’s 300th anniversary and is the most comprehensive collection of information about this stunning problem. The book discusses what the authors believe to be the solution to the problem, including an in-depth treatment of the failed lines. All move sequences are explained in great detail. The same is true for the additional work on theoretical issues that are fundamental to the problem (e.g. hanezeki, approach-move liberties, and ko).

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    805 pages, 1 problems

  • Haengma

    Haengma
    Train like a Pro

    Yoon Youngsun

    Haengma is a Korean word that is difficult to translate. It represents the way the stones move (literally it means moving horse) and how they make use of the momentum. The term is not only used to describe various basic combinations of stones and their implications but also covers more intricate moves that are close to tesuji.

    In this book Yoon Youngsun 8p uses 36 positions from pro games and joseki to analyze haengma and discuss old and new ways to play.

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    176 pages

Spanish

  • Go: A Complete Introduction to the Game

    Go: A Complete Introduction to the Game

    Cho Chikun 9 dan

    This book is the best and most authoritative introduction to this ancient and fascinating game. Written specifically for the western reader by one of the strongest players in the world, it presents the rules, tactics, and strategy of this unique game in a step-by-step, easy to understand way. Besides showing you how to play, it contains essays about the world of Go which will broaden your knowledge and understanding as well as pique your interest. From history to modern tournament play, from traditional playing sets to computer Go, you’ll find it in these pages.

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    150 pages

  • The Second Book of Go

    The Second Book of Go
    What You Need to Know After You Have Learned the Rules

    Richard Bozulich

    Reading this book will set the novice who has just learned the rules on the right track to becoming a strong player. It instructs the reader in the proper way to plan strategy and how to attack the opponent’s weak groups to turn influence into impregnable territory. It covers every aspect of the game — the opening, joseki, handicap go, middle-game fighting, life and death, tesujis, good and bad shape, ko fights, and the endgame.

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    235 pages, 18 problems

  • Fundamental Principles of Go

    Fundamental Principles of Go

    Yilun Yang 7 dan

    Yilun Yang is justly famous among his many devoted students for his remarkable guidelines about how to play Go. These basic principles cover virtually every situation and enable a player to find the best play with a minimum of reading. Now, for the first time, he has consented to allow the publication of a book containing a broad selection of these principles, focusing especially on the opening and the early middle game.

    This is Slate & Shell’s most popular book.

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    226 pages, 48 problems

  • How Not to Play Go

    How Not to Play Go

    Yuan Zhou

    This book will have a revolutionary impact on any kyu player who reads it. Zhou clarifies common kyu level misunderstandings that hold kyu players back from reaching dan level. He explains that the skills needed to reach shodan are not things like a thorough knowledge of josekis or an ability to read out long sequences, but rather the elimination of some common confusions about how the game should be approached. The principles involved are not difficult to understand, and Zhou clarifies them by giving detailed analyses of how they are being ignored in three different games between kyu level players.

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    68 pages

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is for players who have just gotten in touch with the game. It provides exercises to help deepen and ingrain the understanding of the rules. You will learn about the correlation and dependencies of the stones to each other, and thereby be able to improve your games. The first exercises are very easy, gradually increasing to moderate difficulty as you progress through the book.

    English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Turkish

    131 problems

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (25-20 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (25-20 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is dedicated to players who have gathered experience on the 9x9 board and want to learn more about tactics. The exercises introduce new shapes and techniques which help to deepen your understanding of the interdependency of the stones. Training with these elements will help you to improve your strength and make your games more fun.

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    143 problems

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (20-15 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (20-15 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is dedicated to players who have taken the first hurdles and now want to step into the game seriously. The exercises cover almost all important topics: starting with capturing stones and semeai, via tesuji, life and death, and finally the endgame. This book provides you with exercises to train your focus on local positions and to improve your strength.

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    251 problems

  • Tesuji

    Tesuji
    Elementary Go Series, Volume 3

    James Davies

    Tesujis are the tactics of short range combat in the game of Go. This volume presents over three hundred examples and problems of them, aimed at training the reader to read and spot the right play in all sorts of tactical situations. It covers a wide range of material while concentrating on fundamentals; its problems manage to be both hard enough to challenge and easy enough to solve, and there are enough of them to keep the most avid busy.

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    458 pages, 300 problems

  • The Basics of Go Strategy

    The Basics of Go Strategy
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 5

    Richard Bozulich

    Aji, kikashi (forcing moves), and sabaki are the most important concepts of go. They imbue the game with strategic subtleties unmatched in any other game. Without an understanding of these concepts, no go player can hope to attain a high level of skill. Besides these concepts, it is also necessary to understand the shape and distribution of stones and how they influence other parts of the board, determining which stones are important and which stones can be sacrificed, and which stones must be strengthened before playing large-scale strategic moves. The aim of this book is to bring together these ideas and to show the reader how they interact.

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    309 pages, 101 problems

  • The Chinese Opening

    The Chinese Opening

    Yuan Zhou

    The Chinese Opening is popular among both amateurs and pros today, but many amateurs do not have a good understanding of the meaning of this opening. In this book Yuan Zhou provides a full explanation of the best ways to use and to respond to it. He discusses the origins of the opening and the evolution of players’ understanding of it using famous games as illustrations, from a game played by Honinbo Dosaku in 1683 to one between Cho Chikun and Chen Yaoye in last year’s international Chunlan Cup. Most amateurs have only a few out of date ideas about this opening; this book will correct that problem.

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    75 pages

  • Rethinking Opening Strategy

    Rethinking Opening Strategy
    AlphaGo’s Impact on Pro Play

    Yuan Zhou

    The AI program AlphaGo Zero has introduced several new ideas about how to play in the opening of a game of go. Yuan Zhou, a popular go teacher, discusses several of them and shows their use in several pro games.

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    74 pages

  • The New Territorial Style

    The New Territorial Style

    Yuan Zhou

    There are different styles of play: traditional territorial style, fighting style, and what can be called ‘moyo’ style, that is, aiming for a large center territory. Recently, professionals have been moving toward a new version of territorial style, which differs from the traditional territorial style by incorporating deliberate center fighting in the middle game. Players with Black have been doing very well with this new style.

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    141 pages

French

  • How Not to Play Go

    How Not to Play Go

    Yuan Zhou

    This book will have a revolutionary impact on any kyu player who reads it. Zhou clarifies common kyu level misunderstandings that hold kyu players back from reaching dan level. He explains that the skills needed to reach shodan are not things like a thorough knowledge of josekis or an ability to read out long sequences, but rather the elimination of some common confusions about how the game should be approached. The principles involved are not difficult to understand, and Zhou clarifies them by giving detailed analyses of how they are being ignored in three different games between kyu level players.

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    68 pages

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is for players who have just gotten in touch with the game. It provides exercises to help deepen and ingrain the understanding of the rules. You will learn about the correlation and dependencies of the stones to each other, and thereby be able to improve your games. The first exercises are very easy, gradually increasing to moderate difficulty as you progress through the book.

    English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Turkish

    131 problems

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (25-20 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (25-20 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is dedicated to players who have gathered experience on the 9x9 board and want to learn more about tactics. The exercises introduce new shapes and techniques which help to deepen your understanding of the interdependency of the stones. Training with these elements will help you to improve your strength and make your games more fun.

    English, German, Spanish, French, Italian

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    143 problems

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (20-15 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (20-15 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is dedicated to players who have taken the first hurdles and now want to step into the game seriously. The exercises cover almost all important topics: starting with capturing stones and semeai, via tesuji, life and death, and finally the endgame. This book provides you with exercises to train your focus on local positions and to improve your strength.

    English, German, Spanish, French

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    251 problems

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (15-10 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (15-10 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is dedicated to players who now want to study Go more intensively. The exercises focus on fundamental topics: opening, semeai, life and death, tesuji, invasions, and endgame. This book provides you with exercises to train your focus on local positions and to improve your strength.

    English, German, French

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    254 problems

Dutch

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is for players who have just gotten in touch with the game. It provides exercises to help deepen and ingrain the understanding of the rules. You will learn about the correlation and dependencies of the stones to each other, and thereby be able to improve your games. The first exercises are very easy, gradually increasing to moderate difficulty as you progress through the book.

    English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Turkish

    131 problems

Italian

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is for players who have just gotten in touch with the game. It provides exercises to help deepen and ingrain the understanding of the rules. You will learn about the correlation and dependencies of the stones to each other, and thereby be able to improve your games. The first exercises are very easy, gradually increasing to moderate difficulty as you progress through the book.

    English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Turkish

    131 problems

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (25-20 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (25-20 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is dedicated to players who have gathered experience on the 9x9 board and want to learn more about tactics. The exercises introduce new shapes and techniques which help to deepen your understanding of the interdependency of the stones. Training with these elements will help you to improve your strength and make your games more fun.

    English, German, Spanish, French, Italian

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    143 problems

Turkish

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This workbook is for players who have just gotten in touch with the game. It provides exercises to help deepen and ingrain the understanding of the rules. You will learn about the correlation and dependencies of the stones to each other, and thereby be able to improve your games. The first exercises are very easy, gradually increasing to moderate difficulty as you progress through the book.

    English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Turkish

    131 problems

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