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38 Basic Joseki by Kiyoshi Kosugi
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Aug 20, 2009

really liked it
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I skimmed this at 12 kyu, because a player of that level really should not be trying to memorize joseki. I still refer to it during my post-game analysis. It is very useful to read the commentary on joseki that occurred in my games after the fact.

Certainly, 38 joseki isn't remotely exhaustive, but the point of this book is to explain why certain positions are joseki. A player who is willing to study the variations and commentary in this book will be able to apply those principles even when the stones aren't in exactly the same position as the examples.

It stresses understanding over memorization, which I liked.

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