Elementary Go Series – Volume 2 – 38 Basic Joseki – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. By Kiyoshi Kosugi and . 38 Basic Josekis lays out the 38 most commonly used joseki in go. It is broken down into seven chapters that discuss one type of joseki, from. 38 Basic Joseki has 79 ratings and 9 reviews. Aniket said: Poorly placed in the series. Players at the right level for In The Beginning and Tesuji probab.

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A lot of people seem to give this book bad talk because of how limited it is. The correct strategy for Black in handicap games is to place priority on building influence and to use this influence to relentlessly attack.

Out of print for more than 20 years, this edition has been extensively revised and rewritten. Very good introduction to a variety of basic joseki. Nowadays, joseki learners have a choice between buying such variations-orientated books or explanation-orientated joseki books already explaining all the reasons, meanings, concepts and principles. Tue Mar 12, 8: Most of what I learned I did learn from my own thinking about meanings of moves and groups.

Same as learning programming, studying semantics beats memorizing syntax. Tesujis are the tactics of infighting, and here are over examples and problems aimed at training the reader to spot the right move in any situation. Jan 12, Aniket rated it liked it Shelves: I really like this book.


A Review of 38 Basic Josekis • Life In 19×19

Hayri rated it it was amazing Nov 24, W1nterl0ng rated it liked it Jan 09, A player who is willing to study the variations and commentary in this book will be able to apply those principles even when the stones aren’t in exactly the same position as the examples. I think most players may have flipped through it briefly and sometimes refer to it for some clarification on a joseki but quickly moved on to the third book of the series Tesuji as I did.

Charles Assis rated it it was amazing Jul 23, On the other hand, I found that learning anything practical from this book was rather difficult. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Apr 17, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This was the book that put me off Go for 2 months.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lists with This Book. Tue Jul 09, As a beginner, this was not an easy book to read. Recle rated it really liked it May 08, For DDK this book can be merely a reference when you don’t understand how a certain joseki works.

As in any Go book, some of the diagrams might be too dense, especially if you are at the beginner level. I find this book to be appropriate for a wide range of ranks. Tue Mar 12, Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go. Greetings, I basiv this is a very fair review and also agree with the point abo ut joseli study being important. However, kyu-level players lack the ability and the confidence to play an influence-oriented game; instead of taking chances on positions in which the territorial boundaries are not absic defined and are often wide open, they prefer to build iron-clad territories in the corners and on the sides.


The weaker player who reads this chapter will no doubt pick up useful tips for countering White’s strategies. Giovanni rated it liked it Aug 15, Definitely more appropriate for advanced players who already have josekii very firm grasp of the game. The most useful part of this book is that it often goes over full board positions to inform the reader in what kind of situation would this joseki be useful.

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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. By BenGoZen February 6, In The Beginning is a phenomenal go book that lays out the basics of the opening in baskc perfect manner.

Book Review: 38 Basic Joseki

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Mark Gerads rated it it was amazing Nov 18, On the other hand, the brevity of the explanations means that the explanations are more abstract and at a higher level.

It stresses understanding over memorization, which I liked.

Contains unique josekis such as how to handle a invasion if you already have a one point jump.