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  1. Basic Techniques of Go
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  2. Basic Techniques of Go

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    Customer Ratings (6 reviews)
    Price R787.00

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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 which he can use in his 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.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

If you know the basic rules of go and want to improve, how do you move from beginner to intermediate play? One option is to buy a bunch of intermediate books, each covering a different topic (like tesuji or handicap play). Sound expensive? Maybe this is the book for you.

As an intermediate book that covers most major elements of the game, "Basic Techniques of Go" is hard to beat. Where else can you find a Go book that covers so many topics? Overall strategy? Got it. Detailed tactics of common positions? Got it. Tesuji? Yose (endgame)? Fuseki? Joseki? Handicap play? Got them all. That being said, the largest sections of this book cover tesuji, yose (endgame), and 9, 6, and 4-stone handicap play.

Now of course, having all these topics means this book is DENSE. Be prepared to work out positions that seem obvious to the authors. Also, the introduction lets you know which chapters are more difficult, so just save those for later (or just skim them).

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This book is ok, but I find the Davies' series much better organized and comprehensive. At any rate, check out the Sensei's Library lists online first. The study section will tell you what you should consider reading given your skill level.
I bought this book to help in the teaching of the game of Go, it was the best choice I could have made because it not only helped me in teaching, it also helped in explaining concepts that sometimes are hard to understand by some people.
I recommend this book to all beginners and those who want to teach this wonderful game.
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