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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These are in general not technical books or not just technicalbut more focused on what Go is about from a cultural or historical perspective.

However, the Level Up books teach a concept, and then give you a few pages of problems to get you to use it in practice. The level of the problems starts at around 5-kyu and, through boks whole series, works up to 7-dan. Books can be read for fun or whatever, but I really don’t think they help that much.

I’ve played through a few of the games, and hope to do so with the others as time allows, and I’m glad to see baruk this series seems to currently be a Volume 3.

You say it’s very inefficient, but do you have evidence for that? It contains titles of his large collection of go books in European languages.

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If this book were available in the Smartgo Books format. In the vast majority of cases, amateurs tend to over-attack, and underestimate the need for defense. The best books are very much better than whichever online media – the worst books tell nothing. This page contains reviews of the Go books I read, so you can have some guidelines before going on a shopping spree.

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People can give you their own opinions and reviews but in the end, people will react and learn differently from different methods or materials.

It is designed to provide low-kyu and low-dan players with the essential grounding in the basics of life-and-death, tesuji, the opening, joseki, and the middle game needed to develop deep and accurate reading and the intuition to compete as dan players. What is this game?


Not that I’ve read too many, but it’s a good start. Go for Beginners This is the classical introductory Go book. I don’t see your rank flared, but the Learn to Play go series by Janice Bauk are excellent and fairly inexpensive on Amazon.

While the history of Go is much longer than that, it’s these past years when Go developed a lot, once it became one of the main arts in feudal Japan so bsduk the best Go players were playing “castle games” in front of the Shogun. But, books can only do so much. This includes board games that are not dependent on chance, other than chess. Graded Go Problems for Beginners, Vol. Anyway, buy this book and study it, it’s really great!

Fundamentals are equally important to both beginners and advanced players: One thing to note is to always try your best booos read a problem fully before looking at the answer, otherwise you lose the value of any problems.


Yes, after all I think that all of us share the same opinions. I personally disagree with that too. It depends on the books, and how much you’re playing.

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This assumes that a topic is covered in books – book all topics are so far. The Kim series is not even close Did I say that different players are very different?: If you wish to order items in other categories, complete your book order first by clicking the window above. I think books can certainly be helpful.

The second is essentially “tesuji for dummies” or “baby’s first tesuji”. The book covers that period and the transition of Go into the 20th century.

Submit a game for review! I for one remember studying a bunch of books when I started playing and it quickly enabled me to reach 1d within the first 6 months that I started playing. This book is lovely written, and it is also fascinating to follow the traditions and drama around a top match in Japan: