Get Strong at Attacking

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For many Go players, there's nothing more exciting than landing a knockout blow in the middle game. But even when that's not possible, you can still enjoy the thrill of attacking multiple groups and taking a firm lead in the game. Watching someone who's skilled at attacking can be like watching a wizard take control of the game. How can you learn to play like that? Reading this book is an excellent way to start.

Get Strong at Attacking

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Book Description:

Get Strong at Attacking covers an often neglected phase of Go: attacking in the middle game.

Accurate analysis, spotting tesujis, and killing or rescuing stones is the backbone of middle game strength, but creating or finding vulnerable stones, then attacking them correctly is an equally important technique and one that many amateurs are deficient in.

The 136 problems in this book illustrate: the importance of securing your stones before attacking; in which direction to attack, taking into account the strength and weakness of your own stones and those of your opponent's; when it is advantageous to confine your opponent's stones or when it is better to gouge out their eye space; how to execute leaning attacks, that is, attacking stones in one part of the board in order to build strength to capture or threaten stones somewhere else; splitting attacks, where stones are separated into two groups and both are put under siege; that the ultimate purpose of attacking is not to kill your opponent's stones, but to threaten them so as to secure territory or to build influence.

This book is part 10 of the Get Strong at Go Series.

Additional Information

Skill Level3: Advanced
AuthorRichard Bozulich
SeriesGet Strong at Go
FormatPrinted book
Delivery MethodShips worldwide from closest available location
Ships FromEurope, Australia
Dimensions (in)8.3 x 5.8
Dimensions (cm)21 x 14.7
Made FromPaper
Weight (lbs)0.56
Weight (kg)0.25


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