Elementary Go Series, Vol. 3. TESUJI by. James Davies. Kiseido Publishing Company. Tokyo, San Francisco, Amsterdam. 2. Tesuji [James Davies] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying Tesuji. +. In the Beginning: The Opening in the Game of Go (Elementary Go Series). +. two-volume 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki and the three-volume series Get Strong at Joseki. Independent review: K Tesuji To Order The first chapter lays down 20 elementary principles of handicap go, showing.

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Mastering the Basics vs Elementary Go Series at Sensei’s Library

Fernando Torre tesujk it really liked it Mar 16, I agree that “Fundamental Principles of Go” would be a good book to read. The basics of life and death. Tesujis are the tactics of teskji, and here are over examples and problems aimed at training the reader to spot the right move in any situation. Here’s an example of a tesuji, the “crane’s nest”, which is about as basic as it gets; it’s sort of the Go equivalent of the smothered mate.

Indeed many tesuji reappear under different functions without their critical properties highlighted. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I also, however, believe that you will benefit from your reading much more after you have played some go online.

Oct 21, Eric Nguyen rated it really liked it. Previous topic Next topic. Yevgeniy gesuji it it was amazing Jul 24, Lists with This Book.

As author of the particular comments above, I submitted them both here and at GoDiscussions. Feb 12, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: I like “Tesuji”, and also 2 books that give strategies in handicap games, which I play a lot since I’m only 12k: I first worked through this cover to cover from k, and then again from k. Want to Read saving….


Sun Jun elementart, 1: It’s time to read it again. They are all too advanced. 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 eleentary.

Jun 23, Frank rated it liked it. Once one reads the hints located immediately below each problem, the book is easier yet. If we get useful content here, we could either merge with Recommended Intermediate Books or leave independent Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It seems like there are not nearly as many books aimed at elemdntary in the high-teen-level kyu rankings, compared to SDKs and total beginner books. The third chapter discusses handicap go from White perspective.

It sounds like it might be something written for DDK players, that’s my guess at least. The fourth chapter includes four games played by professional against strong players.

The one move problems are accessible to all. This book gives you a nice introduction. The book can be heavy going; pages after pages of diagrams and problems to go through I got lost in the section on ko.

Page 1 of 1. A book I like is Fundamental Principles of Go. Get Strong at Tesuji the one and two star problems are good for an 18k. Other books in the series. I actually have the highly recommended “The Second Book of Go,” but when I initially started reading it, I didn’t like it. I one learn three concepts, many of the problems can either be answered correctly.

It also leaves your opponent with fewer options in his responses.

Tesuji – the book

Force yourself to play online; I have such a sense of how bad I am that I really hesitate to play online, but I set my KGS automatch preferences to only “medium ok” so it’s nice and slow 25 minutesand only “ranked ok” to make it worthwhile, and it’s cool. Maybe you could say that you can read a certain number of pages after you play one game online, like maybe ten pages per game.


Brendan rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Return to Book Page. Compared to the Elementary Go SeriesMastering the Basics may be easier or at least more accessible. I agree with jts that playing online is a good idea though. It’s funny how the Elementary Go Series Books are actually quite advanced, but I can see someone ranked at kyu considered “elementary” when you consider the higher levels of play. Russell Brown rated it liked it Nov 16, Tijs rated it it was amazing Oct 02, The Endgame To Order by Ogawa Tomoko 4-dan and James Davies The basic skills and strategies of the endgame, using problems, examples, explanatory sections, and actual games.

I have Davies’ Life and Death on my todo list, but it’s just so dry I could cry. 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: I’m 5k now and will continue to revisit it!

Thanks for some recommendations, everyone. Google [Bot] and 3 guests. He said that I can basically keep re-reading each and they’re all I’ll ever need.