Elementary Go Series – Volume 2 – 38 Basic Joseki – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. By Kiyoshi Kosugi and . 38 Basic Josekis lays out the 38 most commonly used joseki in go. It is broken down into seven chapters that discuss one type of joseki, from. 38 Basic Joseki has 79 ratings and 9 reviews. Aniket said: Poorly placed in the series. Players at the right level for In The Beginning and Tesuji probab.

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Basci a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dec 22, Joy rated it liked it Shelves: It is therefore natural and strategically correct for Black to emphasize influence.

Nebogipfel rated it really liked it Feb 15, It gives an overall view of this vast field, after which you can profitably begin your study of the more advanced books on joseki, such as Takao Shinji’s two-volume 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki and the three-volume series Get Strong at Joseki. I believe that as a player is josski they should approach 38 Basic Josekis at least twice.

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My personal reason at first was because of the first book in the series In The Beginning. As a more advanced player, I had more appreciation baaic the unique josekis they showed. But, to understand the variations, it will took for a while, especially if you are around 30 kyu until 10 kyu.

Explanations are pretty short and concise.

And that one is a ghost town. On one hand, the explanations joweki each joseki are short enough that you are done reading it before you get bored. This book can be useful even for low dans because even at that rank players wouldn’t know all of the joseki and their variations all ranks based on the kgs ranking system.


This book provides explains some basic josekis.

Book Review: 38 Basic Joseki

Tue Mar 12, 9: In the opening stages of the game, territory and influence are equally important. What we are met with is a book that is not nearly as engaging or story-like as In The Beginning. The first jodeki as merely a reference book and on the second time when they feel ready they should go through each joseki and learn it not memorize it.

The basic skills and strategies of the endgame, using problems, examples, explanatory sections, and actual games. After devouring the first book I quickly ordered the second book, 38 Basic Josekis, hoping for another stellar baskc to improve my go playing.

Lists with This Book. It shows various strategies that White can use when giving handicaps.

Book Review: 38 Basic Joseki – BenGoZen

Same as learning programming, studying semantics beats memorizing syntax. I hope you have found this review helpful and that you will give 38 Basic Josekis a second look. The Endgame To Order by Ogawa Tomoko 4-dan and James Davies The basic skills and strategies of the endgame, using problems, examples, explanatory sections, and actual games.

Select a forum Life In 19x In Kageyama’s Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go he essentially states that a player truly starts to become strong when he begins to properly use joseki. The most useful part of this book is that it often goes over full board positions to inform the reader in what kind of situation would this joseki be useful.

Mark Gerads rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Then when one reaches somewhere around the 8k level they can go through each joseki and study them. Yes 38 classic joseki could be a new name for the book as we have to remember that this book was written in the 70s. Tue Mar 12, 6: For those cases, you might want to use a Go board.


Some people jpseki have not even purchased the book for a silly reason that I have seen many players adopt. For reference book of joseki there much better ones.

Jan 12, Aniket rated it liked it Shelves: Little did I know that my perspective was very naiive and very impractical. Nowadays, joseki learners have a choice between buying such variations-orientated books or explanation-orientated joseki books already explaining all the reasons, meanings, concepts and principles.

Granted it been a long time since I read it. However, if you concentrate only on making territory and ignore influence, the chances are you will find yourself at a disadvantage later on in the game. Certainly, 38 joseki isn’t remotely exhaustive, but the point of this book is to explain why certain positions are joseki.

The authors lay down a few clear principles, then go through a wealth of examples and problems from professional play, giving you a thorough grasp of how to choose strategy, how to execute dual-purpose attacks, how to force your opponent into submission or cooperation, how to invade and reduce territorial frameworks, and when to fight a ko.

They say you lose two stones memorizing joseki and gain 4 by studying them. Alternatively, an interactive basid of this book in SmartGo books: Only 38 Basic Josekis and The Endgame are not recommended on the go game guru recommended book list from the series. Players at the right level for In The Beginning and Tesuji probably won’t get much out of reading this jseki, since it basically just presents a lot of sequences players should be familiar with without in-depth explanations.

Page 1 of 1. Jan 28, Steve added it. The first chapter lays down 20 elementary principles of handicap go, showing examples from actual games and josekis.