[Go Igo Baduk Weiqi] Graded Go Problems for Beginners Vol 3 – Kano Yoshinori – Free Answers to Cho Chikun’s Encyclopedia of Life and Death (Part I). by Cho Chikun After learning the rules. Graded Go Problems for Beginners: by Kano Yoshinori 9-dan. K46 K47 K48 K K Graded Go Problems for. Buy Graded Go Problems for Beginners, Volume One: Introductory Problems, I’ m using this book together with Cho Chikun’s “Go – a Complete Introduction to.

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Another reason is, with progressing up the ranks there will be less and less possibilities to really kill your opponent, so it is more important to gain small advatages by attacking him from the right direction or by hitting the right points thus making him overconcentrated or putting him in bad shape.

The official reseller of Kiseido products in Europe. Furthermore they also offer problems regarding the opening, the middlegame and the endgame. This way you will not only learn through your own mistakes but through your opponent superior play as well. It has a nice sortiment of non-english books. Generally speaking I would not advice to focus mainly on memorising professional games.

This is a classic.

K46 Graded Go problems for beginners 1, Kano

I call upon my knowledge that, if black plays into the corner, he gets a safe eye, but if white plays into the corner, white can break that eye. I don’t think the two books mentioned are at the same level. Then you can decide what happens when Black descends directly at after White’s.

Here is how experienced players approach this problem. You will rarely find Josekis dictionaries which show you how to play when the opponent does not follow the Joseki.


Very good website to do problems of a wide variety online.

So we must take the corner. As you can see from my list of recommended books, I favour the approach of doing a lot of Tsumegos and Tesuji problems to become a stronger player. For a brief description of dhikun book, click the photo or the number to the left of the title.

K46 Graded Go problems 1, Kano

Sadly they discontinued their online league afterwards. In my opinion that is very important to play beautiful Go. You can be sure when you have brute-forced every alternative. Using tactics and finding vital points. Furthermore after advancing this far through the ranks, the difference in fighting strength becomes smaller and smaller, so if you screw up big time in the opening it will be very hard to fight your way through to a comeback. Readers are invited to send us corrections that they may find to our email address below.

Even more important are moves which – sometimes almost magically – connect your stones or capture important cutting stones. So here a few words on how to do those problems:. It is therefore more beneficial to study Josekis in real play from professional games, there you can see the context and might get a much better picture of why the Joseki was played here. After this discovery I’d check it by reading the right eye first, and also repeat the whole process to see what happens if black starts by extending to the right.

If I finished the cycle, I will start from the beginning again and see if I can do better this time. If that is too hard, try working through this website: Furthermore it has chapters about invasions, reductions and how to build up a framework for yourself.

The important part about the study regime is that you choose trackable goals. Sat Aug 17, 7: This leads to my first point, why memorizing Josekis does not make you any stronger.


Fri Aug 16, 5: I have two different ways of replaying professional games. Then you try them in sequence.

The problems are very game-like and always display at least half the board with a lot of surrounding stones, so just spotting the important area is sometimes a challenge for itself unless you can read chinese since there might be a hint in the text. Then there is the question when to play which Joseki, so that it fits the whole board.

All work and no fun make me a dull boy. And that means looking at empty points. The book really is a jewel! This book, too, can be a bit difficult at the beginning, because it requires that you read out quite a few longish sequences. Because of the structure you will have some easy and some hard problems, so it’s not always troublesome to come up with a solution. The most important part is to do problems on a regular basis.

If it doesn’t get anywhere, try an easier problem. I think you can start replaying professional games at every level. I’d recommend any DDK get it even if it will be some time before it can be entirely grasped. I recommend this free website to do so: What do you do now? Other reasons not to memorize Joseki blindly:. A very good book to practice one’s skill!

So far there are corrections for only two books: