Richard Bozulich

  • Modern Master Games: The Dawn of Tournament Go

    Modern Master Games: The Dawn of Tournament Go

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    A collection of eleven masterpieces by some of the great players of the post-war era. An exhaustive commentary accompanies each game. Starts with the atomic-bomb game between Iwamoto and Hashimoto, Takagawa’s dominance of the Honinbo title, the rise of Sakata and Fujisawa Shuko, Fujisawa Hosai and his imitation Go strategy, and more.

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  • Five Hundred and One Opening Problems

    Five Hundred and One Opening Problems
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 1

    Richard Bozulich

    This book provides a vast number and a large variety of opening problems for the inexperienced player. Explanations are brief, with emphasis being placed on principles to give the reader a feeling of what a good opening move is. To this end each problem is presented by stating an opening principle that can be used to solve the problem. By seeing how these opening principles are used in games, your intuition in the opening will become highly developed.

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  • Five Hundred and One Tesuji Problems

    Five Hundred and One Tesuji Problems
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 4

    Richard Bozulich

    This book provides a large variety of tesuji problems. Tesuji are skillful moves that accomplish some clear tactical objective, such as capturing stones or a group, rescuing one of your own groups, linking up your stones, separating your opponent’s stones, making good shape, etc. There are about 45 different kinds of moves that make up tesujis. Some of these tesujis occur quite frequently in games, while others are seldom seen.

    This book presents examples of every kind of tesuji. The more common ones occur in numerous problems, but even the less common ones will be represented a number of times. All of these different tesujis are scattered throughout the book. Just as in a game, one never knows what kind of tesuji will appear. It may be easy to find it, but often it is hard; it might be a quite common tesuji, but it could be one of those that rarely occur. Going through the 501 tesujis in this book will be like getting a tesuji experience in 501 games. However, in a game, many tesujis will go by unnoticed; in this book, each problem will be a learning experience.

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    501 문제

  • Get Strong at Life and Death

    Get Strong at Life and Death
    Get Strong at Go Series, Volume 8

    Richard Bozulich

    Killing isolated groups or finding a way to make two eyes for them is an important technique that every Go player must acquire. Although this is first and foremost a problem book (containing 230 problems), the explanations of the main topics make it useful as an introduction to life and death and it should be accessible to players who have read an introductory Go book and played a few games. Divided into three parts, the first part systematically covers the basics of life and death, starting with the fundamental concept of eye space. Next, the three essential tesujis used to kill groups are introduced: the hane, the placement and the throw-in. In another section the reader is shown when it is appropriate to expand his eye space and when he should fall back and play on a vital point. Part Two contains 100 life-and-death problems of positions that arise from josekis and their variants. The final part contains 64 problems for the reader to review and practice the principles learned in the first two parts.

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    230 문제

  • Get Strong at the Endgame

    Get Strong at the Endgame
    Get Strong at Go Series, Volume 7

    Richard Bozulich

    How do you win a won game? How do you win a lost game? Study the endgame! More specifically, study this book and you will really get strong at the endgame.

    The book starts out with a 42-problem test. Unless you’re already strong at the endgame, expect to do badly, but after studying the 120 endgame-tesuji problems in Part Two and the 101 endgame-calculation problems in Part Three, you should have no problem scoring close to 100%. The 28 problems on 11x11 boards in Part Four illustrate the interplay between different-valued endgame moves in realistic situations.

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  • Making Good Shape

    Making Good Shape
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 3

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    Understanding and recognizing good shape will help you become a strong player and develop the intuition that will instantly guide you to find the strongest moves in middle-game fighting. Includes chapters on the efficient placement of stones, on standard shapes (both good and bad), and 245 problems to practice your ability to find the shape move.

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    489 페이지, 245 문제

  • All About Ko

    All About Ko
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 6

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    All About Ko is a comprehensive textbook on ko. A thorough study of it will lay a solid foundation for your progress on the road to mastering ko. It will also give you an appreciation of the profundity of go and the awesome strength of professional go players.

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    434 페이지, 121 문제

  • Handicap Go

    Handicap Go
    Elementary Go Series, Volume 7

    Nagahara Yoshiaki 7-dan & Richard Bozulich

    In handicap games, the handicap stones are high on the star points and are not efficient in securing territory. The correct strategy for Black in handicap games is to place priority on building influence and to use this influence to relentlessly attack. This way of playing might seem to be unreasonable against a strong opponent, but it will actually make your handicap games less complicated and your strategic goals more clear. It also leaves your opponent with fewer options in his responses. It is the aim of this book to teach the principles and techniques that you must know to play this kind of game.

    The first edition of this book has been out of print for more than 20 years. This edition has been extensively revised and rewritten.

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    242 페이지, 38 문제

  • 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 페이지, 101 문제

  • Fight Like a Pro – The Secrets of Kiai

    Fight Like a Pro – The Secrets of Kiai
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 8

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    Kiai is a concept that has received scant systematic attention in the go literature, even though it is often referred to in game commentaries. In go, kiai means coming up with innovative and creative moves. Such moves not only have a global perspective, they also take into account local situations and they need to be backed up by deep and accurate reading. They are moves that cause other pros sit up and take notice.

    This book contains 16 fighting games, analyzed in depth and played by some of the world’s strongest players from Korea, China, and Japan. However, this book is more than just a game book; it is also a problem book, posing questions at crucial points throughout each game. This is a book that will change the way you play and think about go, and will shatter many of the mistaken notions that amateurs have about go strategy.

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    421 페이지, 140 문제

  • Attacking and Defending Moyos

    Attacking and Defending Moyos
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 7

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    Attacking and Defending Moyos starts out by laying down 13 basic principles of moyos (frameworks of potential territories) with examples from the games of Takemiya Masaki, Yi Ch’ang-ho, Sakata Eio, Go Seigen, Rin Kaiho, Ishida Yoshio, among others. The second chapter presents detailed analyses of games played by top pros, showing how they build and defend moyos and how they attack them. The final chapter presents 151 whole-board problems in which the ideas presented in the first two chapters can be applied.

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    450 페이지, 151 문제

  • An Encyclopedia of Go Principles

    An Encyclopedia of Go Principles
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 9

    Richard Bozulich

    This book brings together all the strategic and tactical principles of go. The 100 principles presented here can certainly be found scattered in the thousands of go books that have been published, but nowhere are they found collected in one place. All the go proverbs that have some concrete relevance to strategy or to tactics are included, and each principle is supplemented with as many examples as the principle warrants. With all these principles contained under one cover, a go player can embark on a systematic study of them. Once all 100 principles have been firmly implanted in your mind, you will instinctively and intuitively recall the relevant principle when they arise in your games through pattern recognition.

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  • The Basics of Life and Death

    The Basics of Life and Death
    Road Map to Shodan, Volume Three

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    Most go players know that the best way to improve one’s tactical and reading skills is to solve live-and-death and tesuji problems. This book is a systematic introduction to life and death for beginning players. Part One starts out by presenting all the basic eye spaces. It then shows how three basic tesujis (the hane, the placement, and the throw-in) are used to reduce the eye space of a group to one eye, then to kill that group. The second part is a life-and-death dictionary that presents 177 basic positions that often arise from josekis or common middle-game skirmishes in the corners and along the sides. As such, it is an invaluable reference work that deserves a place in every go players’ library.

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    439 페이지, 228 문제

  • How to Play Go

    How to Play Go
    A Concise Introduction

    Richard Bozulich & James Davies

    A straightforward introduction to the game. The ten basic rules are clearly explained in just a few pages. Problems are interspersed throughout the book to drive home the concepts being presented. After the rules are thoroughly explained, there is a section on opening strategy, followed by a section on tactics. Everything that is essential to playing the game is included with ample references to resources that will aid you in continuing your study of this ancient and profound game.

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    162 페이지, 46 문제

  • Handicap-Go Strategy and the Sanrensei Opening

    Handicap-Go Strategy and the Sanrensei Opening
    Road Map to Shodan, Volume One

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    The lessons learned in playing with a nine-stone handicap are more than tactical. A lot of strategic principles are learned, such as the importance of separating and confining your opponent’s stones and the value of building thick walls that project influence into the center and along the side. You will learn how to use your handicap stones to build thick positions, then turn the influence of these positions into territory.

    By studying the Sanrensei Opening next, where the black player starts out by occupying the three star points on one side of the board, you can then use the principles and sequences learned in handicap games. Moreover, the basic strategy of playing for outside influence used in handicap games is the same strategy a player uses in the Sanrensei Opening. This is the natural way to make the transition from handicap to even games. By studying the opening as outlined in this book, the kyu-level player can lay a solid foundation for the study of other opening systems and opening theory in general.

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    174 페이지, 46 문제

  • Get Strong at Attacking

    Get Strong at Attacking
    Get Strong at Go Series, Volume 10

    Richard Bozulich

    Get Strong at Attacking covers an often neglected phase of go: attacking in the middle game. Accurate analysis, spotting tesujis, and killing or rescuing stones are the backbone of middle-game strength. But creating or finding vulnerable stones, then attacking them correctly is an equally important technique and one that many amateurs are deficient in. A thorough study of the 136 problems in this book will develop your overall sense of go strategy. If combined with a study of tesuji and life-and-death problems, your quest to become a dan-level player will be that much easier.

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    200 페이지, 136 문제

  • Get Strong at Invading

    Get Strong at Invading
    Get Strong at Go Series, Volume 5

    Richard Bozulich

    After the players have mapped out their spheres of influence in the opening, invading these areas is a basic technique of the middle game. Here are 171 problems systematically covering the standard invasions on the side and the corners, attacking corner enclosures, and erasing large territorial frameworks.

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    230 페이지, 171 문제

  • 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 페이지, 18 문제

  • Sabaki – The Art of Settling Stones

    Sabaki – The Art of Settling Stones
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 11

    Richard Bozulich

    Along with fighting a ko, sabaki is one of the most difficult concepts to put into practice, as it involves a variety of high-level techniques, such as sacrificing stones, making good shape, calculating complex variations, using forcing moves (kikashi), and good style (for example, avoiding the elimination of aji). The numerous examples and 122 problems taken from professional games will introduce the readers to all the techniques that may be required to achieve sabaki in almost any position that might arise in their games.

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    343 페이지, 122 문제

  • A Dictionary of Japanese and English Go Terms

    A Dictionary of Japanese and English Go Terms

    Richard Bozulich

    From agehama to zoku-suji, this dictionary explains both English and Japanese terms used in the game of Go. It was originally published as a chapter in The Go Player’s Almanac 2001. Over 200 explanatory diagrams illustrate the 841 dictionary terms.

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  • Attacking and Defending Weak Groups

    Attacking and Defending Weak Groups
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 12

    Richard Bozulich

    This book covers all the techniques of attacking and defending weak groups. Each of the first nine chapters starts with a few examples of the technique under study, then continues with a few problems showing how that particular technique was used in a professional game. The tenth chapter presents additional problems whose solutions draw upon the techniques studied in the preceding nine chapters.

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    249 페이지, 62 문제

  • Get Strong at Joseki 1

    Get Strong at Joseki 1
    Get Strong at Go Series, Volume 2

    Richard Bozulich

    Most books on joseki list endless variations, leaving it up to the readers to fend for themselves in applying these josekis to their games. This joseki book is unique; not only does it show you the most important 3-4 point josekis that are likely to arise in your games, it also shows you how to apply them in actual situations, which joseki to select, and how to continue the joseki in the middle game.

    The material is presented as a series of problems: instead of memorizing variations, your attention is focused on an important joseki move or idea. Memorization then comes effortlessly, making this the perfect book for all players. Volume 1 contains 178 problems on josekis arising from playing the first corner move on the 3-4 point.

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    275 페이지, 178 문제

  • Get Strong at Joseki 2

    Get Strong at Joseki 2
    Get Strong at Go Series, Volume 3

    Richard Bozulich & Furuyama Kazunari

    Most books on joseki list endless variations, leaving it up to the readers to fend for themselves in applying these josekis to their games. This joseki book is unique; not only does it show you the most important 5-3 and 5-4 point josekis that are likely to arise in your games, it also shows you how to apply them in actual situations, which joseki to select, and how to continue the joseki in the middle game.

    Volume 2 contains 172 problems arising from playing the first corner move on the 5-3 point and 5-4 point.

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    332 페이지, 172 문제

  • Get Strong at Joseki 3

    Get Strong at Joseki 3
    Get Strong at Go Series, Volume 4

    Richard Bozulich & Furuyama Kazunari

    Most books on joseki list endless variations, leaving it up to the readers to fend for themselves in applying these josekis to their games. This joseki book is unique; not only does it show you the most important 4-4 and 3-3 point josekis that are likely to arise in your games, it also shows you how to apply them in actual situations, which joseki to select, and how to continue the joseki in the middle game.

    Volume 3 contains 194 problems arising from playing the first corner move on the 4-4 point and the 3-3 point.

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    404 페이지, 194 문제

  • Opening and Middle Game Go Problems for Kyu Players

    Opening and Middle Game Go Problems for Kyu Players
    Road Map to Shodan, Volume Five

    Richard Bozulich

    This book presents 200 problems of positions that regularly arise in the opening and middle game. Some of the topics covered are fighting inside spheres of influence, neutralizing thick positions, using thick positions to attack and make territory, the direction in which to attack and the direction in which to build walls, invading thin positions, defending and attacking weak groups, and matching the joseki to the overall position. The difficulty ranges from 15- to 20-kyu in the beginning of the book to 1-kyu by the end of the book.

    As a bonus, an exhaustive exposition of the early 3—3-point invasion josekis is presented in an appendix. These josekis have come to dominate the openings in professional and amateur go since they were played by the artificial intelligence program known as AlphaGo, and should be studied by every ambitious kyu player who hopes to rise to dan level.

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    368 페이지, 202 문제

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  • Understanding Pro Games

    Understanding Pro Games

    Yuan Zhou

    This book contains four games analyzed and explained by Yuan Zhou. Zhou is especially adept at clarifying what is happening in pro games so that even relative beginners can benefit from studying them.

    This e-book is a selection of commentaries on professional games from two print books by Yuan Zhou. There are two of the fourteen games in Master Play: The Styles of Seven Top Pros and two of the fourteen in Understanding Pro Games.

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  • 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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  • Single Digit Kyu Game Commentaries

    Single Digit Kyu Game Commentaries

    Yuan Zhou

    In this book, Yuan Zhou looks at common kyu-level mistakes in tactics as well as in strategy. His commentaries on six games played by single-digit kyu players point out and explain both mistakes and good moves. Earlier versions of these commentaries were included in the American Go Association E-Journal; the commentaries have been significantly expanded for this publication. This is a great follow-up to How Not to Play Go, elaborating and illustrating the principles discussed there.

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    175 페이지

  • Single Digit Kyu Game Commentaries

    Single Digit Kyu Game Commentaries
    Volume 2

    Yuan Zhou

    If you liked the first volume, you’ll love the second volume. Yuan Zhou discusses kyu-level mistakes in another six games.

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    195 페이지

  • Deep Thought

    Deep Thought
    Extremely Thorough Commentaries on Pro Games

    Yuan Zhou

    This book contains two famous pro games that are annotated in an unusually thorough way. Almost every move is explained and critiqued. The aim is not only to give readers a full understanding of what is happening in the game, but also to encourage readers to study the games properly by thinking about how they would continue before looking at the next diagram. Frequent queries about what to do next are intended to remind you to do this. You will be surprised to discover how much more fully you understand these games as a result of the unusually detailed commentary.

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    230 페이지

  • Deep Thought II

    Deep Thought II
    Extremely Thorough Commentaries on Pro Games

    Yuan Zhou

    This second volume adds three famous pro games that are annotated in an unusually thorough way. Almost every move is explained and critiqued.

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    329 페이지

  • Master Play<br>The Style of Go Seigen

    Master Play
    The Style of Go Seigen

    Yuan Zhou

    This second book in Yuan Zhou’s series on the playing styles of top pros deals with the famously difficult style of Go Seigen, the greatest player of the 20th century. Most amateur players are completely mystified by Go’s play. Zhou makes clear what he is up to. Having a better understanding of a particular style, even a very difficult one, will help you to develop your own.

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    94 페이지

  • Master Play<br>The Style of Lee Changho

    Master Play
    The Style of Lee Changho

    Yuan Zhou

    The first in a series of books on the playing styles of top pros by Yuan Zhou. This series is aimed at helping amateurs to understand what it means to have a consistent style of play and to develop their own. In this book, Zhou uses a very thorough analysis of two of Lee Changho’s games to clarify why Lee’s style is called “calm and solid” and why it is so effective.

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    99 페이지

  • Master Play<br>The Style of Takemiya

    Master Play
    The Style of Takemiya

    Yuan Zhou

    The third book in Yuan Zhou’s series on the playing styles of top pros explains the intricacies of Takemiya Masaki’s famous “cosmic” style that aims at building a moyo. While Takemiya is one of the most popular pros among amateurs, most fans do not realize how challenging it is to play moyo-style. Zhou makes it all clear, as usual, and in the process helps readers to gain a much better understanding of how to handle games where one player is aiming at a moyo.

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  • Master Play<br>The Territorial Styles of Kitani Minoru and Cho Chikun

    Master Play
    The Territorial Styles of Kitani Minoru and Cho Chikun

    Yuan Zhou

    The fifth volume in Yuan Zhou’s series explains and clarifies the territorial styles of Kitani Minoru and his famous student Cho Chikun. Kitani makes his position early and depends on later attacks, while Cho leaves his positions unsettled longer, which gives his games an interestingly different feel. The territorial style seems natural to many amateurs; Zhou makes it clear what you need to focus on to play territorial style effectively.

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  • Master Play<br>The Fighting Styles of Kato Masao and Seo Bong Soo

    Master Play
    The Fighting Styles of Kato Masao and Seo Bong Soo

    Yuan Zhou

    The fourth volume in Yuan Zhou’s series on the playing styles of top pros compares the surprisingly different styles of two famous fighters. While Kato Masao creates solid positions to use as a base for fighting, Seo fights by keeping everything unsettled as long as possible. Zhou makes clear what it means to play a fighting game and provides two more models for you to consider in thinking about your own playing style. Given the prevalence of fighters among today’s top pros, this book is particularly enlightening.

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  • Understanding Dan Level Play

    Understanding Dan Level Play
    A Korea Prime Minister’s Cup Journal

    Yuan Zhou

    This book is a good companion to Zhou’s popular How Not to Play Go, which discusses the problems with the way kyu-level players think and play. In this book Zhou explains what is different about the way dan-level players think and play in their games as compared with weaker players. It clarifies the alternative ways of seeing the game that enable players to reach dan level by close study of the games Zhou played in the Korea Prime Minister’s Cup in 2009, an international tournament with representatives from 68 countries in which Zhou placed fifth.

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  • 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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  • Master Play<br>The Style of Lee Sedol

    Master Play
    The Style of Lee Sedol

    Yuan Zhou

    Lee Sedol is one of the top current players in terms of international titles won, but his play is oddly enigmatic. He demolished Gu Li 9 dan, whom many consider the best Chinese player, in a ten game match in which Gu won only two games, but Lee also sometimes loses to weaker opponents in early rounds of tournaments. Zhou clarifies how Lee plays and what makes his style difficult for opponents through a thorough analysis of three of his recent games.

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    169 페이지

  • How to Play Handicap Go

    How to Play Handicap Go

    Yuan Zhou

    This book is a companion volume to Zhou’s highly popular earlier work, Understanding How to Play Go, in which he provides detailed commentaries on some of his even games. This time he discusses eight of his handicap games, ranging from three to seven stones. Zhou, an AGA 7 dan, includes general strategic guidelines for both White and Black in playing handicap go, as well as step by step analysis of what is happening in the games.

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    272 페이지

  • Master Play<br>The Style of Iyama Yuta

    Master Play
    The Style of Iyama Yuta

    Yuan Zhou

    This latest volume in the Master Play series analyses the playing style of Iyama Yuta, who is on the verge of being the first pro ever to hold all seven of the top Japanese titles in the same year — he has won each of the seven individually several times. Iyama has been dominating the Japanese pro world for some time now and has also had some impressive international successes, defeating both Lee Sedol and Gu Li in a fast play tournament. His style is a combination of a traditional focus on territory plus very impressive fighting skills.

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    128 페이지

  • The Young Chinese Masters

    The Young Chinese Masters
    Volume 1

    Yuan Zhou

    The professional go world is suddenly being overwhelmed by teenage and twenty something Chinese players who are winning both international and Chinese national titles—virtually all current world title holders are Chinese, and several of them were born in the 1990s. Most of these players are not yet well known in the west, which is what prompts Slate & Shell to bring out a collection of the games of some of these impressive young go masters. This book has four fully commented games involving eight of them, and we plan to publish more soon. Their style tends to be more territorial than you might expect, but, as Yuan Zhou makes clear, they find amazing moves.

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  • AlphaGo vs. Ke Jie

    AlphaGo vs. Ke Jie

    Yuan Zhou

    The match between AlphaGo and Ke Jie 9P was the last time a human played the computer program. Yuan Zhou gives a thorough and insightful analysis of the three games in the match and reflects on the significance of AlphaGo for the go community.

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    116 페이지

  • 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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  • 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 페이지

  • Playing AlphaGo’s Early 3-3 Invasion

    Playing AlphaGo’s Early 3-3 Invasion

    Yuan Zhou

    Prolific author Yuan Zhou analyses the early 3-3 point invasion that has become popular among pro players. After reviewing the various ways in which the invasion can be handled, he reviews a substantial number of pro games in which the invasion is played. As always, his aim is to help you understand this tactic so that you can use it effectively in your own games.

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    186 페이지

  • Using AlphaGo’s Enlarged Corner Enclosures

    Using AlphaGo’s Enlarged Corner Enclosures

    Yuan Zhou

    AlphaGo’s tactic of making a two space rather than a traditional one space corner enclosure from a 3-4 point stone has become very popular among pro players. Zhou explains the significance of this tactic and the variations involved in using it. A large number of illustrative pro games are presented with commentary on the tactic and its consequences.

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    98 페이지

  • Ke Jie vs. Park Junghwan

    Ke Jie vs. Park Junghwan
    The Battle to be Number One

    Yuan Zhou

    A review of the games of the two best (human) go players in the world with an emphasis on their contrasting playing styles: Ke Jie is an aggressive fighter, while Park Junghwan prefers more solid, territorial plays. They trade being declared the best in the world back and forth.

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    225 페이지

Yilun Yang

  • 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 페이지, 48 문제

  • How to Destroy and Preserve

    How to Destroy and Preserve

    Yilun Yang 7 dan

    This small book (originally created by the Wings Go Club) is based on lectures by Mr. Yang. Ninety-five pictures with succint comments show how to destroy and preserve territory, with focus on how far to extend and where to invade in a wide variety of positions.

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  • Sabaki – How to Manage Weak Stones

    Sabaki – How to Manage Weak Stones

    Yilun Yang 7 dan

    In the normal course of a Go game, you’re eventually faced with managing a weak stone. Knowing how to handle the situation adroitly may mean the difference between winning and losing. This study guide presents a discourse about sabaki techniques, written in the typically lucid and hard-hitting style of Mr. Yang, 7-Dan professional. Following his discourse are a dozen practice problems to help you determine if you have absorbed the material.

    Don’t be deceived by the small size of this book. It’s packed with applicable information and likely will require several readings to fully master. But, as you apply the techniques and develop your judgment, your regular opponents will be in for a surprise as you demonstrate your newly acquired flexibility and lightness.

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  • The Workshop Lectures

    The Workshop Lectures
    Volume 1

    Yilun Yang 7 dan

    In his workshop lectures Yang guides players through the special approach to thinking about and playing the game that he has worked out during many years of teaching. He believes that play should be guided by applying easily understood principles rather than by memorizing common patterns and sequences. Yang argues that there are too many variables in Go to make memorizing set patterns very efficient, but there are a relatively small number of easy to understand precepts that can effectively guide players’ reading and play in every situation that arises.

    The three lectures in this book present some of these guidelines that are especially applicable to the opening stage of the game: When to Tenuki in the Opening, Choosing the Direction of Attack, and Playing Complicated Joseki.

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  • The Workshop Lectures

    The Workshop Lectures
    Volume 2

    Yilun Yang 7 dan

    This volume is based on five lectures:
    How to Invade shows how to invade large areas your opponent is trying to surround.
    Choosing the Correct Pincer and Side Extensions in the Opening provide guidelines for choosing a pincer or extension in different situations.
    Playing a Territorial Game and Playing a Moyo Game show how a consistent style of play will yield better results.
    All five lectures reflect Yang’s emphasis on understanding general principles rather than memorizing patterns.

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  • Rescue and Capture

    Rescue and Capture
    Pocket Skills Series

    Yilun Yang 7 dan

    Rescuing and capturing stones are two vital techniques in the game of Go. These two techniques are introduced in depth through 80 exercises.

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  • Tricks in Joseki

    Tricks in Joseki
    Pocket Skills Series

    Yilun Yang 7 dan

    Tricks in Joseki teaches the reader how to apply joseki flexibly and to avoid pitfalls. The techniques are introduced in depth through 80 exercises.

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    80 문제

  • The Workshop Lectures

    The Workshop Lectures
    Volume 3

    Yilun Yang 7 dan

    Volume 3 of this popular series contains five lectures:
    Playing the Opening shows how to apply Yang’s opening principles in some common situations.
    Developments Around the 4-4 Point discusses common situations with a 4-4 corner stone, especially double approach moves.
    Punishing Weak Groups Directly explains how to tell if a group is weak, and how to attack it if it is; this lecture also covers Yang’s basic guidelines for fighting.
    Using Forcing Moves explains when to use forcing moves and when to hold them in reserve.
    Handling Weak Stones discusses how to defend weak stones.
    As always, Yang emphasizes the importance of understanding general principles rather than memorizing particular patterns.

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  • The Workshop Lectures

    The Workshop Lectures
    Volume 4

    Yilun Yang 7 dan

    Volume 4 of this popular series contains four lectures:
    Good and Bad Shape lays out guidelines for making good shape and avoiding bad shape when opposing stones are in contact.
    When to Play Fast or Slow covers when to play fast moves and when to play slow moves in the opening.
    Playing a Fighting Opening completes Yang’s analysis of how to play the three basic types of games: territorial, moyo, and fighting. Lectures on the first two are included in Volume 2 of The Workshop Lectures.
    Destroying Large or Nearly Completed Positions shows how to severely damage positions that your opponent was probably already counting as territory.
    As always, Yang emphasizes the importance of understanding general principles rather than memorizing particular patterns.

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  • The Workshop Lectures

    The Workshop Lectures
    Volume 5

    Yilun Yang 7 dan

    Volume 5 of this popular series contains three lectures:
    Choosing Areas in the Opening looks at the relative potential each player has in a given area to help decide whether and how to play in that area.
    Handling Unusual Opening Moves discusses how to deal with unusual opening moves by your opponent.
    Protecting a Position talks about how to protect a weak position.
    As always, Yang emphasizes the importance of understanding general principles rather than memorizing particular patterns.

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  • The Workshop Lectures

    The Workshop Lectures
    Volume 6

    Yilun Yang 7 dan

    Volume 6 of this popular series contains four lectures:
    Entering the Middle Game discusses the transition from opening to middle game.
    Attacking Severely is about how to make your attacks more effective.
    Dealing with a Moyo explains the best way to both build and reduce a moyo.
    Playing With and Against the Sanrensei presents the best strategies for both players when Black starts with the sanrensei.

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John Fairbairn

  • Go Seigen’s Ten-Game Matches

    Go Seigen’s Ten-Game Matches

    John Fairbairn

    This book contains four thoroughly commented games from Go Seigen’s matches with Fujisawa Kuranosuke. Because Fairbairn draws on numerous sources not available in English, the discussion is unusually illuminating.

    These four games are selected from the print book 9-Dan Showdown, published by Slate & Shell. The print book contains thirty games with extensive commentary as well as a great deal of historical and biographical material. In the e-book version, only the game commentary, with colour notes (slightly abridged), is included.

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  • The Go Consultants

    The Go Consultants

    John Fairbairn & T Mark Hall

    Have you ever wondered what pros think about during a game? This book gives you a unique opportunity to find out and you will frequently be surprised. The book follows a game between two teams: Go Seigen and Kitani Minoru (the young hot-shots) versus Segoe Kensaku and Suzuki Tamejiro (the established top players). The members of the teams were allowed to consult with each other in another room between moves, and a reporter made notes on what they said and what they did on the practice board. As a result we have an incredible record of what the players were planning and hoping for, what they thought their opponents were doing, and what they decided not to do as well as why they made the choices they did. There could not be a more thoroughly commented professional game.

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  • The Life, Games and Commentaries of Honinbo Shuei

    The Life, Games and Commentaries of Honinbo Shuei

    John Fairbairn

    This book provides a full-length biography of Honinbo Shuei, detailed commentaries on 79 of his games, and a collection of Shuei’s commentaries. Honinbo Shuei is still esteemed as the best model for even modern professionals to follow. A must-read for every serious Go player.

    This book combines all six books previously published on the Kindle: Life, Games (four volumes), and Commentaries. A vast improvement in readability, and a bargain to boot.

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  • Gateway to All Marvels

    Gateway to All Marvels
    The Xuanxuan Qijing of 1347

    John Fairbairn

    The 1347 Chinese go classic Xuanxuan Qijing, or Gengen Gokyo by its Japanese name, is the most significant go book ever produced. It has become the foundation for virtually every problem book since. Gateway to All Marvels brings together every problem and every variant from perhaps every subsequent edition, and discusses how the almost 500 problems and their solutions have evolved and varied, and also how even modern professionals often disagree on the correct solutions.

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    863 페이지, 466 문제

  • Unfinished Symphony

    Unfinished Symphony
    Go Seigen’s ten-game match with Karigane Junichi

    John Fairbairn

    This is an account of the lead-up to and progress of the (shortened) ten-game match between Go Seigen and Karigane Junichi in 1941~42. Biographical details of both players are given, all the games are commented, and an appendix also contains a commentary of another game involving Karigane. The account of Karigane includes extensive details about the Keiinsha.

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  • New Ways in Go<br>A complete translation of Honinbo Shuho’s classic Hoen Shinpo

    New Ways in Go
    A complete translation of Honinbo Shuho’s classic Hoen Shinpo

    John Fairbairn

    Honinbo Shuho’s 1882 classic book on “New Ways in Go” (Hoen Shinpo) shows how he brought go to amateurs on a large scale for the first time - through an explanation of openings from four stones through to even game - and how he advanced the then immature art of commentary, with notes on twenty of his own games against Shuwa and Shusaku. One new feature was the inclusion of psychological insights.

    This is a complete translation of a book that ranks high in the list of go classics. The translation is enhanced with notes, a detailed timeline for Shuho, and a selection of games in which he gives handicaps, to show how he practised what he preached.

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  • Today We Have a Splendid Feast<br>The Meijin Inseki’s Yoshin Teiki

    Today We Have a Splendid Feast
    The Meijin Inseki’s Yoshin Teiki
    by Inoue Inseki Meijin

    Edited by John Fairbairn

    The great Inoue Inseki Meijin, the 17th century author of the famously hard-to-impossible problems of the Igo Hatsuyoron, produced other, easier tsume-go works. One was the Yoshin Teiki, most of which is now lost. But the portion that survives gives a fascinating insight into how he worked on his problems and (presumably) taught his pupils. The surviving sections, given here in full, are eminently suitable for beginners, but even strong players can learn amply from the way the Meijin used his mind, and be severely challenged by the hardest problems.

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  • Wonders of Life & Death<br>Honinbo Shusai’s tsumego classic Shikatsu Myoki

    Wonders of Life & Death
    Honinbo Shusai’s tsumego classic Shikatsu Myoki
    by Honinbo Shusai

    Presented by John Fairbairn

    The full 1910 edition of Honinbo Shusai’s minor tsumego classic Shikatsu Myoki, with an introduction by the editor. It includes 120 problems (with solutions), most original and many taxing and ingenious.

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    120 문제

  • Honinbo Tournament<br>The Early Years

    Honinbo Tournament
    The Early Years

    John Fairbairn

    The Honinbo Tournament is go’s oldest annual tournament. By trial and error it set the standards for every tournament since. This book describes in detail how it came about, and goes carefully through each of the early years in the 1940s and 1950s, and each year’s changes. The games of each title match up to and including Term 6 are given with rich commentaries (32 games), showcasing also the most famous players and anecdotes featured in the highest level of go.

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  • Old Fuseki vs New Fuseki

    Old Fuseki vs New Fuseki
    The Revolution in Opening Theory

    John Fairbairn

    This book examines the famous game in which Go played his first three moves on the 3-3 point, the diagonally opposite 4-4 point, and the center point. In addition to the very complete analysis of the game, the book contains information about the background of the players and the game, a discussion of the development of the theory of New Fuseki, and a number of examples of it from actual games at the time.

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Richard Hunter

  • Counting Liberties and Winning Capturing Races

    Counting Liberties and Winning Capturing Races

    Richard Hunter

    Every game involves counting liberties in capturing races, from huge game-deciding battles to small-scale questions of whether a cut works or a defensive move is necessary. How many times have you been surprised to end up one liberty short? Losing a capturing race can be disheartening, but winning one can be exhilarating.

    Starting with beginner-level basics, this book provides a systematic coverage of how to count liberties. It guides you through numerous simple examples and presents general principles that you can apply in your games. For dan players, there are more advanced topics, challenging problems, and professional game commentaries. The book includes over 50 interactive problems ranging from easy to hard.

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    330 페이지, 55 문제

  • Key Concepts in Life and Death

    Key Concepts in Life and Death
    Inside Moves and Under the Stones Techniques

    Richard Hunter

    This book covers two important topics related to life and death: inside moves and under the stones techniques. Starting with beginner-level basics, it provides a systematic introduction to the principles. Building on this foundation, it progresses to more advanced aspects useful for stronger players. Most players pay too little attention to these techniques and overlook opportunities to use them in their games. The book includes 41 interactive problems ranging from easy to hard.

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    289 페이지, 41 문제

  • Cross-Cut Workshop

    Cross-Cut Workshop

    Richard Hunter

    “Cross-cut? Extend!” Perhaps you know this proverb. But that’s not the end of the story; it’s barely even the beginning. Proverbs are simply guidelines designed to help beginners, but many stronger players seem unaware that this one is often inappropriate. There is a lot more to the cross-cut. This book introduces nine basic patterns, explains the types of positions they suit, and presents problems to test your understanding.

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  • The Monkey Jump

    The Monkey Jump

    Richard Hunter

    Have you had trouble with the monkey jump? Most people do at some time. This book tells you everything you need to know about the monkey jump in endgame positions and in life and death positions. It introduces concepts, presents basic patterns, sets review problems, provides challenging problems, and gives numerous examples from professional games. Suitable for both kyu players and dan players, this SmartGo Book is a completely rewritten and greatly expanded version of Monkey Jump Workshop.

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    530 페이지, 147 문제

  • Just Enough Japanese

    Just Enough Japanese
    Volume One: Basic Level Practical Japanese for Go Players

    Richard Hunter

    To read and enjoy go material written in Japanese, you only need to learn a very small number of kanji (Chinese characters). Of course, that number will not let you understand every word of a discussion book. But most go problems and game records use standard titles, headers, and diagram captions, containing a limited set of kanji. This book introduces the most relevant kanji, one small step at a time, building from ground level, up to a basic practical level. It is suitable for readers with no knowledge of Japanese at all, as well as for readers who already know some Japanese. Key vocabulary is introduced, and then practiced through go problems and game records.

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    92 페이지, 14 문제

  • Just Enough Japanese

    Just Enough Japanese
    Volume Two: Intermediate Level Practical Japanese for Go Players

    Richard Hunter

    Learn to read and understand Japanese go books. This series guides you from knowing zero Japanese to understanding the text of go problems and their answers, and extracting key information from game records. Volume Two is a direct continuation of Volume One. Divided into five sections, it methodically introduces vocabulary found on book covers and in headers, captions, and diagrams. It is aimed at go players of all abilities with a fairly wide range of interest in Japanese.

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    244 페이지, 12 문제

  • Just Enough Japanese

    Just Enough Japanese
    Volume Three: Basic Japanese Grammar for Reading Go Books

    Richard Hunter

    Learn to read and understand Japanese go books. This book methodically introduces the grammar found in books of go problems, one small step at a time starting from scratch. Examples are taken from go books and are presented with diagrams. This unique approach avoids irrelevant vocabulary and grammar. Written as a standalone book, it does not require you to have read the previous volumes. It is aimed at go players of all abilities who want to get more out of Japanese go books without years of traditional study. You can enjoy go books however little Japanese you know, but the more you learn, the more interesting it becomes.

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    687 페이지, 9 문제

Rob van Zeijst

  • Modern Master Games: The Dawn of Tournament Go

    Modern Master Games: The Dawn of Tournament Go

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    A collection of eleven masterpieces by some of the great players of the post-war era. An exhaustive commentary accompanies each game. Starts with the atomic-bomb game between Iwamoto and Hashimoto, Takagawa’s dominance of the Honinbo title, the rise of Sakata and Fujisawa Shuko, Fujisawa Hosai and his imitation Go strategy, and more.

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  • Making Good Shape

    Making Good Shape
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 3

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    Understanding and recognizing good shape will help you become a strong player and develop the intuition that will instantly guide you to find the strongest moves in middle-game fighting. Includes chapters on the efficient placement of stones, on standard shapes (both good and bad), and 245 problems to practice your ability to find the shape move.

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    489 페이지, 245 문제

  • All About Ko

    All About Ko
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 6

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    All About Ko is a comprehensive textbook on ko. A thorough study of it will lay a solid foundation for your progress on the road to mastering ko. It will also give you an appreciation of the profundity of go and the awesome strength of professional go players.

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    434 페이지, 121 문제

  • Fight Like a Pro – The Secrets of Kiai

    Fight Like a Pro – The Secrets of Kiai
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 8

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    Kiai is a concept that has received scant systematic attention in the go literature, even though it is often referred to in game commentaries. In go, kiai means coming up with innovative and creative moves. Such moves not only have a global perspective, they also take into account local situations and they need to be backed up by deep and accurate reading. They are moves that cause other pros sit up and take notice.

    This book contains 16 fighting games, analyzed in depth and played by some of the world’s strongest players from Korea, China, and Japan. However, this book is more than just a game book; it is also a problem book, posing questions at crucial points throughout each game. This is a book that will change the way you play and think about go, and will shatter many of the mistaken notions that amateurs have about go strategy.

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    421 페이지, 140 문제

  • Attacking and Defending Moyos

    Attacking and Defending Moyos
    Mastering the Basics, Volume 7

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    Attacking and Defending Moyos starts out by laying down 13 basic principles of moyos (frameworks of potential territories) with examples from the games of Takemiya Masaki, Yi Ch’ang-ho, Sakata Eio, Go Seigen, Rin Kaiho, Ishida Yoshio, among others. The second chapter presents detailed analyses of games played by top pros, showing how they build and defend moyos and how they attack them. The final chapter presents 151 whole-board problems in which the ideas presented in the first two chapters can be applied.

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    450 페이지, 151 문제

  • The Basics of Life and Death

    The Basics of Life and Death
    Road Map to Shodan, Volume Three

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    Most go players know that the best way to improve one’s tactical and reading skills is to solve live-and-death and tesuji problems. This book is a systematic introduction to life and death for beginning players. Part One starts out by presenting all the basic eye spaces. It then shows how three basic tesujis (the hane, the placement, and the throw-in) are used to reduce the eye space of a group to one eye, then to kill that group. The second part is a life-and-death dictionary that presents 177 basic positions that often arise from josekis or common middle-game skirmishes in the corners and along the sides. As such, it is an invaluable reference work that deserves a place in every go players’ library.

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    439 페이지, 228 문제

  • Handicap-Go Strategy and the Sanrensei Opening

    Handicap-Go Strategy and the Sanrensei Opening
    Road Map to Shodan, Volume One

    Rob van Zeijst & Richard Bozulich

    The lessons learned in playing with a nine-stone handicap are more than tactical. A lot of strategic principles are learned, such as the importance of separating and confining your opponent’s stones and the value of building thick walls that project influence into the center and along the side. You will learn how to use your handicap stones to build thick positions, then turn the influence of these positions into territory.

    By studying the Sanrensei Opening next, where the black player starts out by occupying the three star points on one side of the board, you can then use the principles and sequences learned in handicap games. Moreover, the basic strategy of playing for outside influence used in handicap games is the same strategy a player uses in the Sanrensei Opening. This is the natural way to make the transition from handicap to even games. By studying the opening as outlined in this book, the kyu-level player can lay a solid foundation for the study of other opening systems and opening theory in general.

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    174 페이지, 46 문제

Fujisawa Shuko

  • Shuko: The Only Move

    Shuko: The Only Move
    Volume 1: Joseki / Fuseki Collection

    Fujisawa Shuko, Honorary Kisei

    Note: This book is not available as ePub.

    In his long career, Fujisawa Shuko won a place among the elite of the Go world lasting several decades. Few players have won as many prestigious Go tournaments as he did. But in addition, he was one of the most important mentors for younger generations of players.

    This series offers an intimate look at Shuko Sensei’s mentoring process. 80 Problem Positions in each book challenge the reader to match wits with Fujisawa Shuko’s students. Then, Shuko Sensei himself gives the Only Move as the solution. Few players would disagree that the analysis that follows is a triumph of the imagination.

    Innovative moves in the opening are explored in this first volume. These are the newest moves in the fuseki or joseki as they are examined by the next generation in the dormitory or played in top competition.

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    254 페이지, 80 문제

  • Shuko: The Only Move

    Shuko: The Only Move
    Volume 2: Middlegame Fighting Collection

    Fujisawa Shuko, Honorary Kisei

    Note: This book is not available as ePub.

    This second volume examines fighting moves in the middlegame. The positions that are investigated are from games played by the best of the younger generation in Japan, China, and Korea against each other or against the best of the older generation. As always, Shuko Sensei sharply criticizes complacent moves, and points out how to take control of the games.

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    246 페이지, 80 문제

  • Dictionary of Basic Tesuji

    Dictionary of Basic Tesuji
    Volume 1: Tesuji for Attacking

    Fujisawa Shuko 9 dan

    Shuko’s Dictionary of Basic Tesuji is one of the most famous Japanese go books, now translated into English. This first volume deals with tesuji that are useful for attacking; later volumes cover tesuji for defense, as well as tesuji for the opening, capturing races, and the endgame.

    Tesuji are highly efficient plays, a knowledge of which is the key to getting stronger in the tactical dimension of go. Fujisawa presents particular situations and shows effective ways of dealing with them, along with the problems caused by ineffective ways of playing. This book will open your eyes to possibilities you never dreamed of.

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    492 페이지, 188 문제

  • Dictionary of Basic Tesuji

    Dictionary of Basic Tesuji
    Volume 2: Tesuji for Defending

    Fujisawa Shuko 9 dan

    Shuko’s Dictionary of Basic Tesuji is one of the most famous Japanese go books, now translated into English. This second volume deals with tesuji that are useful for defending.

    Tesuji are highly efficient plays, a knowledge of which is the key to getting stronger in the tactical dimension of go. Fujisawa presents particular situations and shows effective ways of dealing with them, along with the problems caused by ineffective ways of playing. This book will open your eyes to possibilities you never dreamed of.

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    497 페이지, 196 문제

  • Dictionary of Basic Tesuji

    Dictionary of Basic Tesuji
    Volume 3: Tesuji for the Opening, for Capturing Races, and for Life and Death Problems, Part 1

    Fujisawa Shuko 9 dan

    Shuko’s Dictionary of Basic Tesuji is one of the most famous Japanese go books, now translated into English. This third volume deals with tesuji that are useful for the opening, capturing races, and life and death situations.

    Tesuji are highly efficient plays, a knowledge of which is the key to getting stronger in the tactical dimension of go. Fujisawa presents particular situations and shows effective ways of dealing with them, along with the problems caused by ineffective ways of playing. This book will open your eyes to possibilities you never dreamed of.

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    446 페이지, 147 문제

  • Dictionary of Basic Tesuji

    Dictionary of Basic Tesuji
    Volume 4: Tesuji for Life and Death, Part 2, and for the Endgame

    Fujisawa Shuko 9 dan

    Shuko’s Dictionary of Basic Tesuji is one of the most famous Japanese go books, now translated into English. The fourth volume deals with tesuji that are useful for life and death situations and for the endgame, including techniques like using ko to live, exploiting shortage of liberties, killing with sacrifices, breaking in, scrambling for sente, and double attacks.

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    526 페이지, 183 문제

Gunnar Dickfeld

  • 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.

    영어, 독일어, 스페인어, 프랑스어, 이탈리아어, 네덜란드어, 터키의

    131 문제

  • 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.

    영어, 독일어, 스페인어, 프랑스어, 이탈리아어

    143 문제

  • 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.

    영어, 독일어, 스페인어, 프랑스어

    251 문제

  • 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.

    영어, 독일어, 프랑스어

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    254 문제

  • 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 문제

  • Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (5-1 Kyu)

    Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (5-1 Kyu)

    Gunnar Dickfeld

    This book is the last in the series ‘Black to Play’, which will accompany you on the way to Shodan, the first master rank. The level of difficulty of the problems is accordingly challenging. In addition, more of the problems now involve the entire board of the game. Hence you do not train solving local problems only, but also apply various topics such as life & death and capturing races in exemplary game situations.

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    188 문제

James Davies

  • 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 페이지, 300 문제

  • Life and Death

    Life and Death
    Elementary Go Series, Volume 4

    James Davies

    Following the general pattern of its predecessor Tesuji, this book organizes over two hundred life-and-death problems and examples into thirty-six short chapters. The problems are grouped around common tesujis (throw-in, placement, etc.) and standard shapes (the one-, two-, and three-space notchers on the sides, the corner L groups, etc.). This makes Life and Death an excellent text to learn from, then an invaluable reference work to come back to.

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    325 페이지, 200 문제

  • Attack and Defense

    Attack and Defense
    Elementary Go Series, Volume 5

    Akira Ishida & James Davies

    The middle game of Go often appears chaotic, but there is order in the chaos, as this book plainly reveals. It lays down a few clear principles, then goes through a wealth of applications: examples, problems, and case studies from professional play. The reader emerges with a thorough grasp of how to choose strategy, how to execute dual-purpose attacks, how to defend with contact plays, how to force his opponent into submission or cooperation, how to invade and reduce territorial frameworks, and when to fight a ko. This is knowledge that no player can afford to be without.

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    332 페이지, 80 문제

  • 38 Basic Josekis

    38 Basic Josekis
    Elementary Go Series, Volume 2

    Kiyoshi Kosugi & James Davies

    38 Basic Josekis cuts incisively through the labyrinth of josekis to give the reader a solid grounding in the subject. Working steadily out from the 3–3 point to the 4–5 point, it surveys the principal variations of the 38 most common corner patterns, pointing out the key ideas in each and showing the reader how to choose and use josekis in relation to other stones on the board.

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    225 페이지

  • The Endgame

    The Endgame
    Elementary Go Series, Volume 6

    Ogawa Tomoko & James Davies

    The endgame tends to be the neglected side of the game of Go. This is strange indeed, for it also tends to be where the outcome is decided, and frequently accounts for about half the stones played. This volume seeks to rectify this situation by setting forth the basic tactics, strategies, and counting techniques needed in the endgame. Everything from the smallest local tesujis to the global macroendgame is covered with numerous examples and problems, many of them drawn from the Japanese author’s professional games.

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    비평

    264 페이지, 106 문제

  • How to Play Go

    How to Play Go
    A Concise Introduction

    Richard Bozulich & James Davies

    A straightforward introduction to the game. The ten basic rules are clearly explained in just a few pages. Problems are interspersed throughout the book to drive home the concepts being presented. After the rules are thoroughly explained, there is a section on opening strategy, followed by a section on tactics. Everything that is essential to playing the game is included with ample references to resources that will aid you in continuing your study of this ancient and profound game.

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    162 페이지, 46 문제

Thomas Redecker

  • 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).

    영어, 독일어

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    805 페이지, 1 문제

  • Igo Hatsuyōron 120

    Igo Hatsuyōron 120
    An Elephant in Slices

    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. “How do you eat an elephant?” is the usual management consultant’s reply when being asked how to manage a huge project. This book presents this difficult problem in 120 slices. Each aspect of Igo Hatsuyōron 120 is explained using relatively simple individual problems, so you can understand the entire puzzle. Enjoy a journey through time — look over the shoulder of Dosetsu and get a picture of how he composed his masterpiece.

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    484 페이지, 121 문제

  • Tsume-Go Strategy 1

    Tsume-Go Strategy 1
    Learn to Recognize Vital Points in Go Problems — Corner Patterns

    Thomas Redecker

    Did you ever complain about Go problems that are much too difficult for you to solve? And probably lost courage? Inoue Dōsetsu Inseki’s advice — written down over 300 years ago — is to study shape. This book helps you do that and overcome your current weakness in the beautiful field of tsume-go.

    Study over 300 problems — based on 47 corner patterns — that are analyzed in great detail. Absorb numerous hints that direct your gaze to previously unrecognized vital shape points.

    This book tries a novel approach in offering an important intermediate step between the main problem diagrams and the respective solutions. Alternative approaches as well as failures are presented as separate problems to be solved individually.

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    1,304 페이지, 314 문제

  • Tsume-Go Strategy 2

    Tsume-Go Strategy 2
    Learn to Recognize Vital Points in Go Problems — Side Patterns

    Thomas Redecker

    Did you ever complain about Go problems that are much too difficult for you to solve? And probably lost courage? Inoue Dōsetsu Inseki’s advice — written down over 300 years ago — is to study shape. This book helps you do that and overcome your current weakness in the beautiful field of tsume-go.

    Study over 400 problems — based on 44 side patterns — that are analyzed in great detail. Absorb numerous hints that direct your gaze to previously unrecognized vital shape points.

    This volume is a successor of “Tsume-Go Strategy 1”, but can be studied independently.

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    1,992 페이지, 424 문제

  • Workbook: One-Move Life and Death Problems

    Workbook: One-Move Life and Death Problems
    Basic Tsume-Go Strategy Made Easy (1)

    Thomas Redecker

    This workbook is designed especially for beginners — each of the over 1000 problems only requires you to think ahead a single move.

    The problems in this collection are ordered by shape. Repetition matters, so each shape provides as many slightly different problems as possible. While each problem is explained in detail, readers can choose whether to simply continue with the next problem, or switch to the detailed explanation of the main solution, side variations, failures and the analysis of the problem’s shape issues. (This significantly revised second edition adds over 300 problems.)

    Usually, side variations and refutations of failures are more complicated than the main path of the problem’s solution. While studying these additional variations — again at the reader’s own choice — the reader will be gently and subtly guided to more complicated issues in the beautiful field of tsume-go, preparing for the next step in study.

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    4,332 페이지, 1096 문제

  • Workbook: Three-Move Life and Death Problems

    Workbook: Three-Move Life and Death Problems
    Basic Tsume-Go Strategy Made Easy (2)

    Thomas Redecker

    This workbook is designed especially for players who have left the beginner’s stage and feel able to think three moves ahead. Each of the over 400 problems only requires you to think about one preparatory move, setting the scene for one successive final blow.

    The problems in this collection are ordered by shape. Repetition matters, so each shape provides as many slightly different problems as possible. While each problem is explained in detail, readers can choose whether to simply continue with the next problem, or switch to the detailed explanation of the main solution, side variations, failures and the analysis of the problem’s shape issues.

    This book is a successor of “Workbook 1: One-Move Life and Death Problems”, but can be studied independently.

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    1,831 페이지, 419 문제

Janice Kim

  • Learn to Play Go

    Learn to Play Go
    A Step-By-Step Guide to the Game

    Janice Kim 3 dan & Jeong Soo-hyun 9 dan

    Note: This book is not available as ePub.

    The award-winning first book in the Learn to Play Go series. Takes the complete beginner step-by-step all the way to playing real Go in fourteen chapters that can be read in 10-15 minutes each, each with a try-it-yourself section at the end. Suitable for kids, demystifies the learning process for adults.

    By far the clearest introduction yet to be published in English. — Game Magazine

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    151 페이지, 43 문제

  • Learn to Play Go

    Learn to Play Go
    Volume II: The Way of the Moving Horse

    Janice Kim 3 dan & Jeong Soo-hyun 9 dan

    Note: This book is not available as ePub.

    Second in a series that takes you step-by-step to stronger Go playing — field-tested theory for the modern practitioner of the ancient art of Go. Self-test chapter to check your progress. Requires only a basic knowledge of the rules for comprehension. Helpful for beginners, or more experienced players who feel ‘stuck’.

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    영어

    153 페이지, 19 문제

  • Learn to Play Go

    Learn to Play Go
    Volume III: The Dragon Style

    Janice Kim 3 dan & Jeong Soo-hyun 9 dan

    Note: This book is not available as ePub.

    Learn the secrets of professional Go playing from two top masters of the game. Seven Go dangers — learn what to avoid. Eight secrets of winning play. Real games — even, high, and low-handicap — analyzed in depth.

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    영어

    142 페이지, 25 문제

  • Learn to Play Go

    Learn to Play Go
    Volume IV: Battle Strategies

    Janice Kim 3 dan & Jeong Soo-hyun 9 dan

    Note: This book is not available as ePub.

    The essential principles and techniques of good fighting: Battle strategies for invasions, reductions, running battles, contact fights, identifying key stones and expendables, capturing races, and ko fighting.

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    영어

    146 페이지, 23 문제

  • Learn to Play Go

    Learn to Play Go
    Volume V: The Palace of Memory

    Janice Kim 3 dan & Jeong Soo-hyun 9 dan

    Note: This book is not available as ePub.

    Professional player Janice Kim reveals the fundamentals of shape and guidelines to correct opening and endgame play learned at the world’s top Go training ground, the Korean Go Academy.

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    영어

    187 페이지, 11 문제

Jeong Soo-hyun

  • Learn to Play Go

    Learn to Play Go
    A Step-By-Step Guide to the Game

    Janice Kim 3 dan & Jeong Soo-hyun 9 dan

    Note: This book is not available as ePub.

    The award-winning first book in the Learn to Play Go series. Takes the complete beginner step-by-step all the way to playing real Go in fourteen chapters that can be read in 10-15 minutes each, each with a try-it-yourself section at the end. Suitable for kids, demystifies the learning process for adults.

    By far the clearest introduction yet to be published in English. — Game Magazine

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    영어

    151 페이지, 43 문제

  • Learn to Play Go

    Learn to Play Go
    Volume II: The Way of the Moving Horse

    Janice Kim 3 dan & Jeong Soo-hyun 9 dan

    Note: This book is not available as ePub.

    Second in a series that takes you step-by-step to stronger Go playing — field-tested theory for the modern practitioner of the ancient art of Go. Self-test chapter to check your progress. Requires only a basic knowledge of the rules for comprehension. Helpful for beginners, or more experienced players who feel ‘stuck’.

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    영어

    153 페이지, 19 문제

  • Learn to Play Go

    Learn to Play Go
    Volume III: The Dragon Style

    Janice Kim 3 dan & Jeong Soo-hyun 9 dan

    Note: This book is not available as ePub.

    Learn the secrets of professional Go playing from two top masters of the game. Seven Go dangers — learn what to avoid. Eight secrets of winning play. Real games — even, high, and low-handicap — analyzed in depth.

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    영어

    142 페이지, 25 문제

  • Learn to Play Go

    Learn to Play Go
    Volume IV: Battle Strategies

    Janice Kim 3 dan & Jeong Soo-hyun 9 dan

    Note: This book is not available as ePub.

    The essential principles and techniques of good fighting: Battle strategies for invasions, reductions, running battles, contact fights, identifying key stones and expendables, capturing races, and ko fighting.

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    영어

    146 페이지, 23 문제

  • Learn to Play Go

    Learn to Play Go
    Volume V: The Palace of Memory

    Janice Kim 3 dan & Jeong Soo-hyun 9 dan

    Note: This book is not available as ePub.

    Professional player Janice Kim reveals the fundamentals of shape and guidelines to correct opening and endgame play learned at the world’s top Go training ground, the Korean Go Academy.

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    187 페이지, 11 문제

Jonathan Hop

  • So You Want to Play Go?

    So You Want to Play Go?
    Level 1

    Jonathan Hop

    The So You Want to Play Go? series is a step by step course that begins with the bare basics for beginners in the first level, to more advanced topics in level 4. Great for total beginners or even experienced veterans, the So You Want to Play Go? series is aimed at teaching the principles and fundamentals of the game in a fun and interesting way, so that Go is enjoyable for everyone.

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    198 페이지

  • So You Want to Play Go?

    So You Want to Play Go?
    Level 2: 19 kyu to 10 kyu

    Jonathan Hop

    The So You Want to Play Go? series is aimed at teaching the principles and fundamentals of the game in a fun and interesting way. Level 2 of the series is aimed at double-digit kyu players and goes into more detail on the opening, middle game, life and death, and tesuji.

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    215 페이지

  • So You Want to Play Go?

    So You Want to Play Go?
    Level 3: 9 kyu to 1 kyu

    Jonathan Hop

    The So You Want to Play Go? series is aimed at teaching the principles and fundamentals of the game in a fun and interesting way. Level 3 takes single-digit kyu players on the road to 1 dan.

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    195 페이지

  • So You Want to Play Go?

    So You Want to Play Go?
    Level 4: 1-4 dan

    Jonathan Hop

    The So You Want to Play Go? series is aimed at teaching the principles and fundamentals of the game in a fun and interesting way. Level 4 is intended for 1 to 4 dan players.

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    172 페이지

Kano Yoshinori

  • Graded Go Problems for Beginners

    Graded Go Problems for Beginners
    Volume One: Introductory Problems

    Kano Yoshinori 9 dan

    Graded Go Problems for Beginners are the ideal books for players who have just learned the rules of Go, bridging the gap between a beginner’s book and some of the more ‘advanced’ elementary books.

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    비평

    239 문제

  • Graded Go Problems for Beginners

    Graded Go Problems for Beginners
    Volume Two: Elementary Problems

    Kano Yoshinori 9 dan

    Volume Two of this series adds 327 elementary level problems.

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    327 문제

  • Graded Go Problems for Beginners

    Graded Go Problems for Beginners
    Volume Three: Intermediate Problems

    Kano Yoshinori 9 dan

    Volume Three of this series adds 421 intermediate level problems covering all phases of the game.

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    421 문제

  • Graded Go Problems for Beginners

    Graded Go Problems for Beginners
    Volume Four: Advanced Problems

    Kano Yoshinori 9 dan

    Volume Four of this series adds 390 advanced problems covering all phases of the game.

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    390 문제

Cho Hun-hyeon

  • Cho Hun-hyeon’s Lectures on Go Techniques

    Cho Hun-hyeon’s Lectures on Go Techniques
    Volume 1

    Cho Hun-hyeon 9 dan

    Cho Hun-hyeon Lectures on Go techniques provide an understanding of the basic fundamentals of Go. Learning to play Go at the dan level is like learning a foreign language. Cho’s lectures provide an analysis and practical exercises for studying and learning the basic techniques (words and grammar) of Go that will enable the low and mid kyu player to begin playing consistently at the higher kyu level.

    These techniques are explored in 45 opening problems.

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    215 페이지, 45 문제

  • Cho Hun-hyeon’s Lectures on Go Techniques

    Cho Hun-hyeon’s Lectures on Go Techniques
    Volume 2

    Cho Hun-hyeon 9 dan

    Volume 2 continues with 54 late opening and early middle game problems.

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    216 페이지, 54 문제

Furuyama Kazunari

  • Get Strong at Joseki 2

    Get Strong at Joseki 2
    Get Strong at Go Series, Volume 3

    Richard Bozulich & Furuyama Kazunari

    Most books on joseki list endless variations, leaving it up to the readers to fend for themselves in applying these josekis to their games. This joseki book is unique; not only does it show you the most important 5-3 and 5-4 point josekis that are likely to arise in your games, it also shows you how to apply them in actual situations, which joseki to select, and how to continue the joseki in the middle game.

    Volume 2 contains 172 problems arising from playing the first corner move on the 5-3 point and 5-4 point.

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    332 페이지, 172 문제

  • Get Strong at Joseki 3

    Get Strong at Joseki 3
    Get Strong at Go Series, Volume 4

    Richard Bozulich & Furuyama Kazunari

    Most books on joseki list endless variations, leaving it up to the readers to fend for themselves in applying these josekis to their games. This joseki book is unique; not only does it show you the most important 4-4 and 3-3 point josekis that are likely to arise in your games, it also shows you how to apply them in actual situations, which joseki to select, and how to continue the joseki in the middle game.

    Volume 3 contains 194 problems arising from playing the first corner move on the 4-4 point and the 3-3 point.

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    404 페이지, 194 문제

Iwamoto Kaoru

  • Invasions

    Invasions

    Iwamoto Kaoru 9 dan

    This book analyzes how and when to invade common positions as well as how to defend against such invasions. The book deals with situations that arise regularly in actual games; the analysis is very practical and the guidance it offers will make a lot of common situations much easier for you to handle.

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    218 페이지

  • Reductions

    Reductions

    Iwamoto Kaoru 9 dan

    ‘Reductions’ is the companion volume to Iwamoto’s book ‘Invasions’; it thoroughly examines both how to reduce and how to defend against reductions of many common positions. Studying these books will significantly increase your knowledge and confidence in dealing with this important part of go in many common situations.

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    139 페이지

John Power

  • Invincible

    Invincible
    The Games of Shusaku

    John Power

    This book has been widely acclaimed as a masterpiece on one of the greatest Go players who ever lived. The SmartGo Books edition of Invincible includes the complete text, games, and diagrams of the print edition, painstakingly converted to digital format. Even if you already own the print edition, we are confident that you’ll get much more out of reading and studying this digital edition.

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    1,418 페이지

  • The Games of Fujisawa Shuko

    The Games of Fujisawa Shuko

    John Power

    Fujisawa Shuko was one of Japan’s top players from the 1960s. Among his contemporaries, he ranks with Go Seigen and Sakata Eio for his creativity and the depth of his understanding of Go. His two greatest achievements were becoming the first tournament Meijin in 1962 and winning the first six terms of the Kisei title from 1977 to 1982. Shuko won this title against Hashimoto Utaro at 52, an age at which most pros are washed up as title contenders. He went on to defend this title against challenges from the young stars of the day who were dominating all the other titles: Kato Masao, Ishida Yoshio, Rin Kaiho, and Otake Hideo.

    This book presents all 40 games that Fujisawa played in the Kisei title matches, including the seven in which he was dethroned by Cho Chikun. Most of these games were first published in Go World, but two against Hashimoto never appeared there and one had only an extremely brief commentary. John Power has provided new commentaries for these games to make this volume complete. Studying and playing through these games will give you an appreciation of the profundity of Go and the genius of Fujisawa Shuko.

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    703 페이지

Lee Chang-ho

  • Lee Chang-ho’s Endgame Techniques

    Lee Chang-ho’s Endgame Techniques
    Volume One

    Lee Chang-ho 9 dan

    Lee Chang-ho is known for his extremely strong endgame skill. The translations of his two volumes on endgame techniques never made it into print, and we’re proud to present them as Go Books exclusives.

    In the first volume close attention is paid to accurate counting of endgame positions, as a foundation, followed by a systematic look at many common patterns. The book includes many large-scale patterns that occur often in actual games.

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    169 페이지, 20 문제

  • Lee Chang-ho’s Endgame Techniques

    Lee Chang-ho’s Endgame Techniques
    Volume Two

    Lee Chang-ho 9 dan

    The second volume looks at endgame tesuji, with 50 elementary problems, 45 intermediate problems, 36 multiple choice problems, and 36 advanced problems.

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    320 페이지, 167 문제

Michael Redmond

  • 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.

    영어, 일본어

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    400 페이지

Mingjiu Jiang

  • Punishing and Correcting Joseki Mistakes

    Punishing and Correcting Joseki Mistakes

    Mingjiu Jiang 7 dan & Adam Miller

    This book concerns common joseki mistakes, why they are bad, and how to take advantage of them. Each mistake originates in a real game where an amateur made a real mistake. Joseki books typically concentrate solely on the correct line of play, with perhaps lip service paid to mistakes whose subtlety eludes all but the most advanced of players. The faulty lines are dreamed up by the author, a professional Go player, and do not reflect the mistakes of astounding simplicity that amateurs routinely commit. Showing only the mistake is insufficient: an opponent of equal skill will often fail to take advantage of these mistakes. Therefore, a thorough discussion of the mistake is necessary to truly learn its nature.

    We have chosen games reflecting many of the most common joseki mistakes committed by amateur players, most of whom fall between 3 kyu and 4 dan. Although some of the specific mistakes contained in this book are unlikely to be precisely duplicated in the reader’s games, the concepts behind them will prove an informative study for players of many levels. Consider this a practical guide to learning joseki sequences and the ideas that govern them.

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  • Correct Joseki

    Correct Joseki

    Mingjiu Jiang 7 dan & Guo Juan 5 dan

    The idea for this book arose from the interaction of Jiang and Guo in giving joint lectures on the Kiseido Go Server, beginning in 2004. They have known each other since they were pros in China, where Guo was at one time a pupil of Jiang’s.

    The mistakes in playing joseki sequences and in selecting joseki for particular game situations that are the subject of this book are all taken from actual games played by amateurs, many of them dan level players. A print version of this book is available from Slate & Shell with the title All About Joseki.

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Neil Moffatt

  • Double Digit Kyu Games

    Double Digit Kyu Games

    Neil Moffatt

    A key feature in the Go books Neil has written is an evaluation of the intention behind each and every move played. The vast majority of game reviews on the Internet and in traditional books have sparse move commentary. Beginners and many intermediate players are thereby sold short—they have to guess why most moves were played.

    In this book, Neil analyzes six double digit kyu games. He illustrates shortcomings in the reactionary and localised, small-scale thinking that characterizes play at this level. Every move is evaluated, with variations showing the effect of better moves. By commenting this way, the reader is made to think about each move - the repetition reinforces better thinking, much as repeated Go problem solving sharpens your reading.

    These game commentaries should help players tidy up their play, make them more efficient, and start to see new ways of appraising positions, moving them towards single digit kyu level.

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  • More Go by example

    More Go by example

    Neil Moffatt

    This book is the result of research and thinking about the nature of play by Go players with ranks from 9 kyu up to 1 kyu. More precisely, about the barriers in thinking that make the step up to dan level seem insurmountable for so many. The kyu-dan boundary quite consistently represents a fundamental change in thinking, a quantum leap in the way that kyu and dan players see the board. This book helps you recognize and correct the limtations of kyu thinking.

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Sakata Eio

  • Killer of Go

    Killer of Go
    Technique and Preventative Measures

    Sakata Eio, Honorary Honinbo

    A legendary work by a legendary player. ‘Razor-Sharp’ Sakata, so long at the forefront of the Go world, produced, when he was at the height of his powers, a classic text on the theme of killing stones.

    Sakata conveys, with exquisite erudition, the thrill of the chase and the satisfaction of the winner when a well-planned attack bears fruits. At the same time, he offers a thumbnail sketch of the history of Go through the ages, masterpieces of attack from his own and others’ games, fascinating glimpses into the nature of offbeat joseki and the shape of stones, as well as classic games which he fully annotates. One is the famous game between Meijin Shusai Honinbo and Karigane Junichi, hailed as a ‘group-capturing masterpiece played between the top players’ of the day.

    This book has been out of print for a number of years; we’re excited to bring it back to life. The SmartGo Books edition of this tour de force has been enhanced with 27 additional diagrams that replace long sequences of letters that were hard to follow.

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  • Tesuji and Anti-Suji of Go

    Tesuji and Anti-Suji of Go
    Playing in Good Form and Making Correct Shape

    Sakata Eio, Honorary Honinbo

    This is an exhaustive manual that details how sparkling technique may bring one’s game alive. 61 Model situations are examined, in which deadly hane, exquisite placements, and stunning attachments, among other skillful finesse, are shown to be surprisingly effective. The flip side of the matter, crude moves (or ‘anti-suji’) are offered in contrast, demonstrating how thoughtless play can throw away the chance for an advantage. The positions in the book are illustrated in more than 700 diagrams, which makes comprehension of the material simple.

    This is both a thoroughly enjoyable exploration into one of the most fascinating aspects of Go, and a text which can be invaluable for growing stronger. This book has been out of print for years.

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