Go on the Go Collection: Volume I

English | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B076WHSRJJ | 320 Pages | EPUB | October 26, 2017 | 19 MB


English | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B076WHSRJJ | 320 Pages | EPUB | October 26, 2017 | 19 MB
In every issue of the now defunct Kido magazine, a small booklet would be included. These booklets were very popular with readers. Not only were they written by top professional go players covering themes that were fascinating, but the dimensions of the booklets were about inches by inches. And they were always only 93 pages. Therefore, they easily fit shirt pockets, so they could be read conveniently virtually anywhere. Whether waiting in line at the supermarket or a bank, or during the commute to work on a bus or train, the time could be put to use in a productive and entertaining way.
Three of these booklets have been assembled into the collection here.
The first booklet is “Essential Stones and Exquisite Sabaki” by Fujisawa Shuko, Honorary Kisei. As one of the greatest players of all time, Fujisawa’s insights were always memorable. This small gem is no different. In his inimical way, Fujisawa brings the focus of his genius down to a level that almost everyone can understand.
Next, “Winning Midair Battles” by Awaji Shuzo 9 dan deals with fighting in the center of the board, The author, famous for “Awaji’s Aphorisms” in The Heart of Go, Discovery Series, presents positions from famous games where decisive results came from skillful maneuvering in the middle of go boards. Every player will learn a lot here.
Finally, “Real Professional Find the Next Move” by O Meien 9 dan presents two games by this former Honinbo. At critical points in the game, the reader is asked to choose the next move. Often that is in an “A, B or C” format, along with a written clue. Despite that, the board positions are surprisingly demanding and take much concentration to solve.
This Go on the Go Collection, Volume 1, offers in one convenient compilation 279 pages of masterful go analysis at a price steeply discounted from those of the original published works. This is a great value for the money.

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