Vital Points and Skillful Finesse for Sabaki

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The Japanese term 'sabaki' is one of the more difficult Go concepts to understand. In this book, Yoda Norimoto 9 dan shows that sabaki involves much more than just the tactical plays that are frequently given in vague attempts to explain the concept. It's about sound judgement based on your whole board vision. Reading this book will expand your view of the game and teach you how to play more flexibly and powerfully.

Vital Points and Skillful Finesse for Sabaki

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Sabaki is one of the most intriguing techniques of go. In the hands of accomplished players it can seem like pure sorcery. At times the stones can appear to dance with life. While playing lightly hither and yon, the opponent's forces can end up ineffective, over-concentrated and misdirected.

Yoda Norimoto has been one of the leading players on the go scene for more than ten years. In this landmark volume he uses a question and answer format to explore a variety of the aspects of go regarding sabaki from each player's view.

78 model problems, each with limited responses, are posed for the reader to solve. Despite this narrow focus, finding the correct solution can be surprisingly difficult. But Yoda clearly explains all of the possibilities, so the reader can cultivate judgement to find the key line of play in such positions.

This is a book that all go players will treasure.

Additional Information

Skill Level2: Intermediate
AuthorYoda Norimoto
TranslatorRobert Terry
PublisherHinoki Press
FormatPrinted book
Delivery MethodShips worldwide from closest available location
Ships FromNorth America, Europe, Australia
Dimensions (in)8.3 x 5.4
Dimensions (cm)21 x 13.7
Made FromPaper
Weight (lbs)0.6
Weight (kg)0.27


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