Get Strong at the Joseki 1 has 7 ratings and 1 review: Published September 28th by Kiseido Publishing Company, pages, Paperback. K Get Strong at Joseki, Vol. 1 problems on josekis arising from playing the first corner move on the point. K Get Strong at Joseki, Vol. 2. Professional go players — starting with a rank of 1-dan — are also ranked by the dan 6 of the Get Strong at Go Series), with its relatively easy problems.

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Studying josekis is useful because of the many examples of tesujis and good shape that arise in these sequences. Working your way systematically through the numerous problems in this volume will reward you with a solid foundation in basic tactics and the confidence that comes with it.

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Get Strong at the Joseki 1

Life-and-death situations often arise in the middle game. Although go-playing computer programs on the standard 19×19 board are not very strong and possibly never will befrom our site you can download IGOWINa program that plays a strong game on a 9×9 board.

This book also contains two invaluable chapters that exhaustively analyze capturing races that often occur in the middle game.

Ar enjoy the fact that Bozulich includes some common trick plays and how to handle them. Get Strong at Joseki 1 Description: Aug 18, Ngo added it. Accurate analysis, spotting tesujis, and killing or rescuing stones are strrong backbone of middle-game strength. You can also obtain the 19×19 version of this program — The Many Faces of Go — to practice playing ioseki on a standard board before venturing out to find a live opponent. In fact, life and death is regarded as so important that apprentices studying to become go professionals are required to spend many hours each day solving life-and-death problems in order to improve their analytical abilities.


In many of the standard patterns presented, small changes are made in the configuration stronng nearby stones and the effect on the status of the group under siege is illustrated in a series of problems.

Book Review: Get Strong at Joseki 1

Especially recommended for players who have just learned the rules. Part Two contains life-and-death problems of positions that arise from josekis and their variants. Manuel marked it as to-read Oct 13, Lists with This Book.

But creating hoseki finding vulnerable stones, then attacking them correctly is an equally important technique and one that many amateurs are deficient in. This book makes josekk the endgame easy. The stronger the player, the higher his dan.

This often requires reading more than six moves deep and keeping a picture in your mind of the resulting positions of all variations. The discussions look at the solution not only from Black’s point of view but from White’s as well. Want to Read saving…. Christiaan marked it as to-read Aug 12, The Workshop Lectures Volume 4. This book is an ideal introduction to the field of fuseki and should be studied by every beginning player. jooseki

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A professional 1-dan is markedly stronger than a 7-dan amateur, with 9-dan being the top professional ranking. Finally, there is a full board endgame problem in which a professional plays against another professional, then from the same position plays against an amateur dan player.

Divided into three parts, the first systematically covers the basics of life and death, starting with the fundamental concept of eye space.

To ask other readers questions about Get Strong at the Joseki 1please sign up. A 3-kyu player is already quite knowledgeable in tactics and strategy. You qt then command the details of the most frequently played opening strategies.

A better understanding of how to apply joseki to my own games. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Vanadiumo added it Jan 11, atrong Also essential is the first chapter, which lays down the principles of even-game opening strategy. Open Preview Af a Problem? Solving a life-and-death problem requires the reading out of the solution as well as the numerous variations and moves that the opponent may respond with.


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.

Damon marked it as stront Jan 24, The explanations are short and concise for those who are familiar with much of go strategy and its terminology. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Joseik section of practice problems focusing on choosing the correct jjoseki given the whole board context. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A beginner is given an arbitrary rank of kyu. Your first games should be on a 9×9 board — more suitable for a beginner than the standard 19×19 board.

Ethan Wang marked it as to-read Oct 28, One of the two most important skills in the endgame is the ability to calculate the value of a move. Joseki Jeongseok Compass 1. There is also a news group rec.

Alexey Vyskubov marked it as to-read Jan 17, Highly useful and recommended is Kage’s Secret Chronicles of Handicap Goand for a rich variety of general problems and ideas on handicap go strategy from the viewpoint of both Black and White, Get Strong at Handicap Go makes for excellent study.

On the other hand, if your opening and middle game are not so strong, the surest way to stage an upset is to become a strong endgame player. Return to Book Page. Get Strong at the Jose