Attack and Defense

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One of most fascinating and exciting aspects of Go is the large scale strategy of the middle game. This is often the decisive part of the game too. Attack and Defense will teach you how to plan an attack on your opponent's weak stones and how to defend your own. This is an excellent introduction to the strategy of Go.

Attack and Defense

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Book Description:

The middle game of Go often appears chaotic, but there is order in the chaos, as this book plainly reveals.

The result of a joint effort by a tournament-winning Japanese professional player and an experienced American Go writer, it lays down a few clear principles, then goes through a wealth of applications: Examples, problems, and case studies from professional play.

The reader emerges with a thorough grasp of how to choose strategy, how to execute dual purpose attacks, how to defend with contact plays, how to force his opponent into submission or cooperation, how to invade and reduce territorial frameworks, and when to fight ko. This is knowledge that no Go player can afford to be without.

This book is a part of the Elementary Go Series.

Additional Information

Skill Level2: Intermediate
AuthorAkira Ishida
TranslatorJames Davies
SeriesElementary Go Series
FormatPrinted book
Delivery MethodShips worldwide from closest available location
Ships FromEurope, Australia
Dimensions (in)7.1 x 5
Dimensions (cm)18.1 x 12.8
Made FromPaper
Weight (lbs)0.57
Weight (kg)0.26


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