Books shelved as go-weiqi-baduk: Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go by Toshiro Kageyama, Tesuji And Anti Suji Of Go by Eio Sakata, Battle Strategies by Ja. This page contains reviews of the Go books I read, so you can have some guidelines before going on a shopping spree. I provide here links to the books. I started the game about 2 years ago, but quit after 1 month of play. and I got back to the game about months ago. I am about 17k on OGS.

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Chinese Problem Books • Life In 19×19

Positional Judgment This book teaches us how to quickly estimate a global position and decide what to do next based on that, which is a very important technical skill to have especially in competitive Go.

Well, trust me, it is: Bopks had a quick look at the other books in the series, and they all seem very good. Teaches you what type of things to consider when looking for the next move. But I don’t have a statistical analysis of the breakdown. Is the order you listed them in order of difficulty; i. However, this book will help you have a much more solid grasp on what is important in the early game. I figure bdauk must be a reason it’s often recommended, what would you say makes it so good?

The key determinant of playing strength is the ability to read out a problem. The book with connection problems in it is nice, as I haven’t seem much of that type of problem in English problem books.


It contains extensive game analysis from one of top 3 annual professional titles in Japan, the Honinbo, from Aimed at dan-level players, Hop illustrates advanced topics with pristine clarity, making the reader wonder, “Why haven’t I realized before how simple this concept was?

The weiqi problems you are likely to be able to find on eBay or Amazon. On that note, I see that you’re still? I think I’ll use a playing card as a bookmark, and use that to cover the other page.

Tue May 08, 1: Even problems that are easier than those can be nice to drill sometimes 2. It also teaches you a lot about the relative value of moves on a small scale – and that helps in estimating badkk on a larger scale as well.

In the vast majority of cases, amateurs tend to over-attack, and underestimate the need for defense.

Go/baduk Books:

Difficulty seems to range quite a bit, but seems to be bookks on the difficult side. While the history of Go is much longer than that, it’s these past years when Go developed a lot, once it became one of the main arts in feudal Japan so that the best Go players were playing “castle games” in front of the Shogun.

It takes a lot of time to do, labour of love I actually jumped the gun and already ordered the 12 book set; based on your description, it seems like that wasn’t a mistake. There’s some overlap, but Jump Level Up has a lot of tesuji and semeai problems while Essential Life and Death is purely about the life and death of single groups surrounded by strong enemy stones.

Go/baduk Books

The Master of Go This is not a technical Go book, but a semi-fictional one, based on true professional Go players: My impression is it’s part of the foundation, like grade school education.


Each has a book graded beginner to 10k, 10k to 5k, 5k to 1k, 1k to booos, 1D to 3D. I looked at some Chinese posts and apparently the whole series starts off at 30k and takes you to the dan levels. Follow this link for a detailed review of this book. Elementary Problems, 25 Kyu to 20 Kyu. Opening game is the least objective part of the game, as the board is mostly empty and many possibilities of play are available. If you are a beginner, you should buy volumes one to four and work through them.

This is the best technical English Go book I know of. I also thought about making my own pdfs, but couldn’t find an easy solution to do it. I must confess that I bavuk not too excited about the fact that it focuses too much on handicap game joseki instead of principles of play, and reading this without the guidance of an experienced teacher may result in one getting a lot of rigid ideas that are hard to “unlearn” later.

I could have done without ordering the whole 25 book set- the beginner to 10k are essentially useless to me will lend them to beginners at the cluband the joseki and opening books will likely have limited usefulness.