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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Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go. As in any Go book, some of the diagrams might be too dense, especially if you are at the beginner level. Users browsing this forum: Luckily, before reading it, I got Kageyama’s advice to study josekis by trying to understand their moves. 3

38 Basic Joseki (Elementary Go Series, #2) by Kiyoshi Kosugi

The problem is that many people misinterpret what is meant when someone says that learning joseki is pointless or that pros try not to play joseki. Jan 28, Steve added it. The book itself bwsic little, except that it shows a useful selection of variations.

In handicap games, the handicap stones are high on the star points and are not efficient in securing territory. It’s a good way to get some exposure to many of them. Thom Woosley rated it liked it May 15, We have an odd hybrid of a book, one that is half reference, half lecture.


Giovanni rated it liked it Aug 15, This way of playing might seem to be unreasonable against jose,i strong opponent, but it will actually make your handicap games less complicated and your strategic goals more clear. To ask other readers questions about 38 Basic Josekiplease sign up.

Book Review: 38 Basic Joseki

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I don’t mean this in a rude way. There are joseki covered in here that are not typically covered by sites like Eidogo or Josekipedia. Also, for those who already have a basic sense of joseki and want more guidance on why certain choices are better than others in different board positions, be sure to check out Whole Board Thinking Vol.

The authors lay down a few clear principles, then go through a wealth of examples and problems from professional play, giving you a thorough grasp of how to choose strategy, how to execute dual-purpose attacks, how to force your opponent into submission or cooperation, how to invade and reduce territorial frameworks, and when to fight a ko.

Sami Lehtinen rated it liked it Aug 11, May I ask what’s your approx. I think a certain kind of hard working mentality can work doggedly through the book and that such an approach pays huge dividends. You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot post attachments in this forum.

The second chapter present a ‘sure-win strategy’ that Black can use in his handicap games to increase his chances of winning in a five-stone handicap game. For those you might want to take a look at Kogo’s joseki dictionary.


Explanations are pretty short and concise. For reference book of joseki there much better ones. Refresh and try again.

It gives an overall view of this vast field, after which you can profitably begin your study of the basc advanced books on joseki, such as Takao Shinji’s two-volume 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki and the three-volume series Get Strong at Joseki.

Gianluca Chiodaroli basc it liked it May 06, Paperbackpages. What one must do is to understand when a joseki should be played rather than just memorizing it and then blindly playing it. Want to Read saving….

38 Basic Joseki at Sensei’s Library

My Perspective I was hopeful that I would be able to memorize all the basic joseki that people normally encounter in their games and apply it to my own. 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.

As a beginner, this was not an easy book to read. Definitely more appropriate for advanced players who already have a very firm grasp of the game. Hayri rated it it joeeki amazing Nov 24,