Go and Go-Moku

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Best introduction in English to a great Japanese game. Detailed instructions provide valuable information on basic patterns, strategy, tactics, and analyzed games. Used as text by generations of Americans and Japanese as well. 72 diagrams. "...clearly written diagrammed primer..." — New Yorker.

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Overview

Best introduction in English to a great Japanese game. Detailed instructions provide valuable information on basic patterns, strategy, tactics, and analyzed games. Used as text by generations of Americans and Japanese as well. 72 diagrams. "...clearly written diagrammed primer..." — New Yorker.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486206134
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/24/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: The History of the Game
I. FUNDAMENTALS
  Board and men
  The rules of the game
  How men are captured
  Ko
  Sh'cho
  Simple combinations
  Seki
  Me
  False Me
  Dame
  Scoring
II. ELEMENTARY TACTICS
  Traps and sacrifices
  Building impregnable positions
  Maintaining lines of communication
  Throwing a position into Ko
  The proper way to start the game
  End game play
  Games at odds
III. BASIC STRATEGY
  Forming safe bases in the corners
  The economical use of men
  Even game Joseki
  High and low positions
  Untimely cuts
  Handicap Joseki
  A master game
IV. ADVANCED STRATEGY
  Aggressive and defensive play
  Considerations of Fuseki
  Attack and defense of corner positions
  Invasions
  Direct assaults on a corner stone
  The proper widths of side extensions
  Diminishing large territories
V. THE GAME OF GO-MOKU
  The rules of the game
  The rule of three and three
  Illustrative games
  RECOMMENDED READING
  INDEX
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