Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go

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Quick Overview

Many Go players say Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go is their favorite Go book. And it's not hard to work out why. In this book Kageyama covers all aspects of the game of Go, always emphasising the fundamentals. He has knack for picking up on areas where many Go players have the most room for improvement. Written in a fun and engaging style, this book is highly re-readable and guaranteed to make you a better Go player.

Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go

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Book Description:

Many Go books promise to explain the fundamentals: here is one that really keeps its promise.

Kageyama's subjects are connectivity, good and bad shape, the way stones should 'move', the difference between territory and spheres of influence, how to use thickness and walls, how to train yourself to read, where to start looking in a life-and-death problems - matters so fundamental that other writers miss them completely.

He also points out the right ways to study - how to study josekis, for example. "What changed me from an amateur into a professional was getting a really firm grip on the fundamentals," writes Kageyama. The essence of 7 years an amateur and 22 years professional playing experience are distilled into these pages and they are filled with advice that all Go players will find practical.

Additional Information

Skill Level2: Intermediate
AuthorToshiro Kageyama
TranslatorJames Davies
FormatPrinted book
Delivery MethodShips worldwide from closest available location
Ships FromEurope, Australia
Dimensions (in)6.9 x 4.3
Dimensions (cm)17.4 x 10.8
Made FromPaper
Weight (lbs)0.5
Weight (kg)0.23


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