I thought this book was pretty good and gave me a firm footing on the basics. Although reading some reviews on it online it seems many people. Go for Beginners – Kaoru Iwamoto – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online. An introduction to the rules, strategies and. – Free download as PDF File .pdf ) or view presentation slides online.

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The explanation goes like this:. Iwammoto, the amount of content in this book might be a little overwhelming for the true beginner. Deciphering who’s ahead in chess is usually a simple matter of counting the pieces while making dispensation for sharp attacks and ambitious pawns.

By contrast, Go is the board-game equivalent of a Rorschach Test, with it’s black and white stones flowing like monochromatic water into little pools and fissures.

Iwamoto starts by talking to those that have never played go befor Only for ambitious beginners.

Go for Beginners at Sensei’s Library

This book contains its rules, techniques, a glossary of terms, and a list of international and American Go organizations. The second part of the book goes into topics that other authors leave for a “second book” tackling topics such as loose ladders, sacrifices to gain sente, enclosures and extensions from a strategic perspective, invasions and thickness.

Vaguely explains the game of go. Page 1 of 1. He doesn’t want to sc This is a go classic, written by Kaoru Iwamoto, who has kind of an interesting history. Like chess, you can make a Go move anytime you want if playing your machine. Trivia About Go for Beginners.


Go for Beginners

Whether this book by Iwamoto is right for you or not will depend on how hard you want to work. An excellent introduction to the classic game of go.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I had dabbled in Go previously, but after isamoto this book it became clear why I had always been decimated. I’m going to have to spend time studying this. This is a very dense read. Patrick Dugan rated it it was amazing Dec 10, But while learning the game can be as frustrating as it is fascinating, learning the game’s vocabulary and culture is a treat.

This part of the book will give you a very solid Go education as the author gets into various aspects of the game, including play along the side of kaodu board, ladder slife and death beginndrs, net s, capturing racessnapbackand so forth.

Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto

Jan 20, Nick rated it liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

A good introduction to beginner Go plays. Also, contain a lot of Japanese terms, which were explained in the first mention and in the A decent beginner book ffor Go for me having played for a couple of weeks.

So it was that solving the puzzles presented in Go for Beginners sometimes felt more like they were testing my intuition than my calculation and when my intuition proved correct, I was most gratified. This was a very eye-opening book and I can see an inkling of why so many say that it is a beautiful game. This freedom to play at will helps me to keep playing Go beginhers when my concentration loses focus.


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Many useful concept and tactics which you probably could not come up with learning on your own. He explains the rules of the game and the objective. Frank rated it really liked it Oct 15, Google [Bot] and 2 guests. Melissa Fan rated it really liked it Jun 26, Chapter 9 is Life and Death. I read David’s review, he notes that he has heard there is a hardback edition of the Pantheon version.

Go for Beginners last edited by tapir on April 26, beginner Mon Dec 31, 8: Discerning the leader in a Go match not only requires a ten-fold accounting job, but Chess represents clear battle-lines; with advances and bulwarks defined visually by rank and proximity. Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto. Once again, this will take some work to understand for a beginner. I own one, got in on ebay, sadly, a library discard.