Beyond Forcing Moves by Takagi Shoichi

Filed under:Games and Puzzles — posted by Randolph on August 4, 2013 @ 9:38 am

Beyond Forcing Moves by Takagi Shoichi

This is an instructional book on go.

Takagi discusses making the right choice of forcing moves. He discusses the principles in 12 pages, making up chapter 1. The next two chapters constitute the bulk of the book, and goes into making use of these principles. These chapters throw in other concepts in sections, all making heavy use of examples from professional play.

I didn’t see much value in the distinction between chapters 2 and 3, but the book is very good and presents ideas clearly. The book is targeted at more advanced players.

Opening Theory Made Easy: Twenty Strategic Principles to Improve Your Game by Otake Hideo

Filed under:Games and Puzzles — posted by Randolph on June 25, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

Opening Theory Made Easy: Twenty Strategic Principles to Improve Your Opening Game by Hideo ŌtakeThis book explains twenty principles of go fuseki. The book has plenty of detailed examples drawn from professional play. Each principle is demonstrated along with some consequences of missing the critical move.



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