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Life and Death

(Elementary Go Series #4)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 157 pages
Published December 7th 1975 by Ishi Press International (first published December 1975)
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Brandon
Absolutely draining. It's not your standard book of life-and-death problems. The difficulty ramps up quickly and each topic only has a few problems, which didn't feel like enough to let anything really sink in. I would only give it two stars, but I think the "Status?" format of most problems, forcing you to think through the problem from both players' perspectives, is really great.
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May 12, 2009 rated it liked it
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My main problem with this book is how it is subtitled. It is supposed to be a basic work. While the first few chapters (up to about 7) are basic, the problems from chapter 7 on can be quite challenging. In the vein of a math text, the problems also often extend the main idea of the chapter. I think that this is a good way of including content and asking the reader to figure things out for themselves. This can also be construed as being basic or elementary, but again I often find the problems dif ...more
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I love this life and death book, it is a great foundation to become a strong player. I have gone through this book several times, it is a solid book with plenty of problems!
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