They’re really all fantastic, but the one that had the single biggest impact on my game was Attack and Defense. Want to Read saving…. But practice all these problems and sooner or later you will find yourself outthinking your opponent and getting that warm glow of satisfaction and smugness when you split apart stones that s he thought linked, or linking stones that seemed hopelessly lost. Should I read them in order? Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Five Hundred and One Opening Problems can be read at the 12k level.

To sum up, White lets Black surround a stone, but ends up surrounding the whole Black army. My game is improving rapidly as I continue my study. Books by James Davies. There is no intent to copy the content of the thread from GoDiscussions. I first worked through this cover to cover from k, and then again from k. I’m thinking about working my way through kiseido’s Elementary Go Series.

Maybe you need to study reading, do so by playing games and solving the easiest problems you can find. From the “Basic Techniques” chapter on 4-stone e,ementary go, the only thing Serkes remembered was that sometimes it was a good idea to sacrifice a stone to let you play several moves in sente — but I actually used that in a game soon after!

While I’ve read numerous other books, I do think that these three have been the most enlightening and helpful books I’ve read.

Life and Death is really more of a reference book, but it’s good at being one of those. Seems like that’s the one that’s the most difficult elementaey get out of the bunch. It sounds like it might be something written for DDK players, that’s my guess at least.

Maybe you could say that you can read a certain number of pages after you play teduji game online, like maybe ten pages per game. I agree with jts that playing online is a good idea though. There are parts of these books that consist of many variations that I know I’ll never remember that I find very hard to read.


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Select a forum Life Elemeentary 19x We have discussions, go problems, game reviews, news, events, tournaments, lessons and more! To ask other readers questions about Tesujiplease sign up. A must for anybody learning go. Jason rated it really liked it Sep 08, After focusing on getting more games played, I feel as though I am beginning to understand some patterns and tesiji plays of go, but am still weak overall when it comes to close combat. Want to add to the discussion?

Submit a new link. It also shares a lot of the same ideas with Opening Theory Made Easy. Out of print for more than 20 years, this edition has been extensively revised and rewritten. White now counters with the clever move 2, and continues up to 8 Black’s stone 7 is played at the same point as White’s 2: Indeed many tesuji reappear under different functions without flementary critical properties highlighted.

I appreciate the advice. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This way of playing might seem to be unreasonable against a strong opponent, but it will actually make your handicap games less complicated eldmentary your strategic goals more clear.

I read through the chapters on the opening, handicap go, and a bit on joseki, but there was something about the yesuji I didn’t like I don’t know exactly what. Making Good Shape is accessible to all SDKs and more uniform in difficulty than the books listed above. Jonathan rated elmentary it was amazing May 08, Heh, I’ve just started playing again after stopping for 8 years or so, and I’m rereading or reading those books.

It presents concepts, explains their applicability, gives a few examples, and then gives practice problems.

Submit a game for review Want help? Trivia About Tesuji Elementar I first worked through this cover to cover from k, and then again from k. I suggest you to be patient and await my next book await its announcement in about one or two months, unless you are already 5k then: Jimmy Koh rated it really liked it Dec 03, Many good basic techniques in here, useful in games and helpful to review.


Salvatore Falco rated it it was ok Jan 09, Five Hundred and One Opening Problems can be read at the 12k level. Sun Jun 24, 1: Please keep me updated about it. The most complicated problems may be a challenge at the SDK level. Sat Seriez 23, 9: Has anyone read any of these books? These problems are meant to expand on the theoretical discussions contained in the first chapters and to explore variations that were omitted in those chapters.

As author of the particular comments above, I submitted them elemengary here and at GoDiscussions.

Tesuji (Elementary Go Series, #3) by James Davies

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is the first book on the opening that every beginner should study. IV” and perhaps finish Vol. The generous amount of practice offered by Mastering the Basicscombined with problems that are very similar yet require a different answer due to a ellementary or two being moved, provide the student with abundant, high quality study material.

This is strategically unsound.

Elementary Go Series

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. The basic skills and strategies of the endgame, using problems, examples, explanatory sections, and actual games. Kyu-level players also tend to play defensively and are not inclined to attack the stronger player. Other books in the series. The fo chapter lays down 20 elementary principles of handicap go, showing examples from actual games and josekis.