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Books shelved as go-weiqi-baduk: Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go by Toshiro Kageyama, Tesuji And Anti Suji Of Go by Eio Sakata, Battle Strategies by Ja. This page contains reviews of the Go books I read, so you can have some guidelines before going on a shopping spree. I provide here links to the books. I’m trying to learn some very beginner strategies for go, and I saw that my local game store had a bunch of books on go, including Iwamoto’s.

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Example is 38 basics joseki from the Elementary Go Series.

The Game of Go / Baduk / Weiqi

This is the best introductory series I’ve come across, by far. Our certificate from securesites. Graded Go Problems for Beginners, Vol. A Dictionary of Modern Fuseki: This is a book by Takeo Kajiwara, who was a famous professional Go player in Japan.

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Handicap-Go Strategy and the Sanrensei Opening. That being said, sometimes you may get some good ideas from books. It is perfect for the kindle. I feel that our statements are almost complete equivalents. TsumeGo in Pictures by Izumi Hase? By studying go in this problem format, you will not only learn the basic principles as to why moves are made, but you will also train yourself in thinking through and analyzing the positions that arise in your games.

Joseki Jeongseok Compass 1 kyu.


Go/baduk Books:

This book teaches us how to quickly estimate a global position and decide what to do next based on that, which is baduuk very important technical skill to have especially in competitive Go.

I love these books, they constitute a great motivator for one’s Go bookz. For example, this book has the single most logical and coherent introduction to probes that I have ever read.

As for Joseki, only a handful of them are useful to learn for beginners.

As a very beginner, it depends on exactly what you mean by this. There may be cheaper places to buy these online, so it is a good idea to shop around before actually buying – check the list of specialized Go books vendors at the end of this page. Our account number is our email address: So You Want to Play Go?

We will then respond, informing you of the amount to be paid price of books plus shipping. As a total beginner I started playing three months agothis book has been satisfying in a number of respects.

Aimed at dan-level players, Hop illustrates advanced topics with pristine clarity, making the reader bookw, “Why haven’t I realized before how simple this concept was?


I don’t see your rank flared, but the Learn to Play go series by Janice Kim are excellent and fairly inexpensive on Amazon. This volume has 21 annotated games, and is set up to be used with e-readers like the Kindle. Currently, our secure https server at kiseido.

I personally disagree with that too. Excellent series of books with Go problems. Learn to Play Go, Vol.


Reading the book while replaying the most famous games from each historical period is a great cultural experience. Very well rated at Amazon, so it must be still very popular. Especially knowing basics living shapes in corners and basics tsumego that often arise. Only 14 left in stock – order soon. I must confess that I am not too excited about the fact that it focuses too much on bwduk game joseki instead of principles of play, and reading this without the guidance of an experienced teacher may result in one getting a lot of rigid ideas that are hard to “unlearn” later.

Seriously, the stronger I get at this game, the more I realise that basically nothing is ever sente I purchased all 5 volumes in the series.

Each diagram fills the screen. I recall a thread asking for a book on the theory of tactical reading and several people recommended Lessons in the Fundamentals, bavuk teaches essentially nothing about it.

Theory books, while not useless, are not as helpful. Nonetheless, there are a number of websites and articles aimed at informing western readers of the books available to them. When I bought bduk book for my keyboard type kindle I was worried that the pictures would be difficult to view.