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The book’s layout is well suited to studying the problems. Avoid crawling along the third line. Each of these moves has a Japanese term that describes them. Some of these terms are rather esoteric to the non-Japanese.

Book Review: Tesuji Problems – BenGoZen

When I first reviewed this book, I will admit that my initial findings were rather negative since I was really disappointed in the fact that it did not follow the same structure that the other books in the series had. It is recommended that you make an effort to solve each problem before looking at the answer, but don’t spend too much time on them. Knowing the basic principles of go is the key to being able to find the best move in the opening and the middle etsuji. As you work your way through this book, you will find that the tesujis that solve the problems will appear to you more and more quickly.

However, understanding and recognizing good shape is important for becoming a strong player and developing tesuii intuition that will instantly guide you to finding the strongest moves in middle-game fighting. Clearly, when fighting a ko, thinking globally is of paramount importance, since positions throughout the whole board are involved. Get strong at Tesuji. This is a book that will change the way you play and think about go.

Extend three spaces from a two-stone wall.


In this book the emphasis is on the latter. The plum-bowl shape is as solid as a rock. Solving problems should be comfortable and enjoyable, not stressful and torturous of course there are a few exceptions The goal of the book is to expose the reader to each type in a variety of situations, so that the reader learns to spot the tesuji during games.

For the most part, there are less than ten moves for each figure, making the games easy to follow. Tactical Principles Principle In this book, I peoblems attempted to present examples of every kind of tesuji.

There are about 45 different kinds of moves that make up tesujis. Play urgent moves before big opening moves. Throughout these and the remaining chapters, example games are given which show how professionals handle various kinds of ko situations. I think this book is teaching me to be exact, which is feat every good player needs to get I guess Otenki Looks like a book I’ll get something of! Defending and Attacking Weak Groups Principle A group with one eye beats a group with no eyes.

Don’t make empty triangles. It is also an essential book for those who like to build moyos but may be unsure of how to defend them against an attack. Just because a move is a joseki move, a pro will still ponder it and try to find another move that is more appropriate to the overall position.

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Next, you have to look at the number of ko threats each side has, calculate the value of each, then determine whether or not rpoblems threats are big enough to induce you or your opponent to answer. Miscellaneous Principles Principle Destroy an eye with a diagonal peep. Every position is discussed in detail, explaining what goes on in the minds of the players, showing the moves that are good, bad, or hard to judge.

This problem is Gokyo Shumyo, Section 5, Problem Started working on it at lower 50 myself tezuji, so it should be ok for you too, especially if you take it as a text book, as I did: Aji, kikashi forcing movesand sabaki are the most important concepts of go.

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Don’t attach when your opponent’s stones and yours are on the same line. Play where the fewest stones have been played. What I Expected A section explaining various tesujis along with a few easy 5001 in prroblems section to get your brain moving. They have TONS of books for dan players. Prlblems such the various tesuji are freely intermixed.

Play at the junction of two opposing moyos. With all these principles contained under one cover, a go player can embark on a systematic study of them. Attack a weak group by leaning against a stronger one. It then goes on to discuss thickness — how to use it and how to counter it, and how, if used improperly, can result in the overconcentration of stones.

A cap, followed by a knight’s move, are an effective attacking combination.

Mastering the Basics 501 Tesuji Problems Vol 4

Creating and Exploiting a Shortage of Liberties Principle I hesuji this book is teaching me to be exact, which is feat every good player needs to prblems I guess Otenki. Good and Bad Shape Principle What You Can Expect Problems along with their usual solutions, but that is all. In this book the emphasis is on the latter. Review by Ivo Schuurink in GoAma online magazine. Tesujis are skillful moves that accomplish some clear tactical objective, such as capturing stones or a group, rescuing one of your own groups linking up your stones, separating your opponent’s stones, making good shape, etc.

A five-space eye has eight liberties. The butterfly extension is bad shape.