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Basic Techniques of Go

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The most useful book for beginning players ever written. After introducing the basic principles of opening play, the reader is shown practical sure-win strategies that he or she can use in handicap games. A chapter is devoted to tesujis (tactical brilliancies), with 69 examples and 50 problems. The book ends with a chapter on the endgame.
Paperback, 172 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Kiseido Publishing Company (first published February 1st 1969)
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Manny
May 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: games, japanese, go-go-go
I learned Go from this book; I can't guarantee that it's the absolute best introductory text, but it's definitely very good, and I'm one of many people who think highly of it. The authors, top Japanese players, walk you through the basic principles of the game. They introduce you to opening theory, both joseki (set patterns in one corner) and fuseki (opening play over the whole board). Since it's a beginner's text, they stress handicap openings - unlike chess, Go has a sensible handicapping syst ...more
Amos
Nov 12, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: any one interested in War Games
Basic primer on how to play Go, the "National Game of Japan"

I intend to read it again.
Jamus Sumner
Apr 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
This was the second book I read on Go. A little dry, but has several good examples with numerous variations.
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