Life and Death

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Quick Overview

In a game of Go, stones may live or die in the heat of battle. However, often stones die when they should live, or vice-versa. This is because the players are not skilled in the art of life and death. On the other hand, players who do study life and death often reverse games, almost magically. Get yourself a little bit of that magic by reading this book.

Life and Death

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Book Description:

Following the general pattern of its predecessor 'Tesuji' this book organizes over two hundred life and death problems and examples into thirty six short chapters.

Noteworthy features include: The status approach, which takes the reader through the same analysis that he should perform in actual play. The grouping of the problems around common tesujis - throw-in, placement, etc - and standard shapes - the one, two and three space notchers on the sides, the corner L groups, etc. A logical, step by step development, which makes Life and Death first an excellent text to learn from, then an invaluable reference work to come back to.

This book is a part of the Elementary Go Series.

Additional Information

Skill Level2: Intermediate
AuthorJames 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)0.34
Weight (kg)0.16


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