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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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38 Basic Joseki

This way of playing might seem to be unreasonable against a strong opponent, but it will actually make your handicap games less complicated and your strategic goals more clear. Not very helpful for beginners looking to understand more about the game. My own approach I cam up with through trial and error is somewhat different.

A lot of people seem to give this book bad talk because of how limited it is.

38 Basic Joseki (Elementary Go Series, #2) by Kiyoshi Kosugi

Other books in the series. Want to Read saving…. I think “38 basic joseki” should have told you that. Even though the book is a little dated it by no means that it isn’t very valuable to learning go. Yes 38 classic joseki could be a new name for the book as joswki have to remember that this book was written in the 70s.


Dec 22, Joy rated it liked it Shelves: I’m not sure I remember any of the joseki in it, but its explanations of why certain moves are good or bad in certain situations was really eye opening, and improved my play a great deal. What one must do is to understand when a joseki should be played rather than just memorizing it and then blindly playing it. As such, they provide examples of good play by both Black and White.

It’s a good way to get hasic exposure to many of them.

Book Review: 38 Basic Joseki

As in any Go book, some of the diagrams might be too dense, especially if you are at the beginner level. I studied it quite carefully at 8kyu and I have gained a few stones since then with no other study. Tue Mar 12, 8: Mar 29, Fernando Torre rated it really liked it Shelves: Users browsing this forum: Return to Book Page. As a reference, this book is clearly less complete than Ishida Yoshio’s Dictionary of Basic Joseki, and doesn’t add much value beyond the freely available Kogo’s Joseki Dictionary.

The “basic” in the title lead me to attempt it well before I was ready for it.

A player who is willing to study the variations and commentary in this book will be able to apply those principles even when the s I skimmed this at 12 kyu, because a player of that level really should not be trying to memorize joseki. Some people might have not even purchased the book for basid silly reason that I have seen many players adopt.


On the other hand, the brevity of the explanations means that the explanations are more abstract and at a higher level.

Tue Mar 12, 1: Mon Dec 31, 6: Most of what I learned I did learn from my own thinking about meanings of moves and groups. Same as learning programming, studying semantics beats memorizing syntax.

The second chapter present a ‘sure-win strategy’ that Black can use in his handicap games to increase his josekl of winning in a five-stone handicap game. On the other hand, I found that learning anything practical from this book was rather difficult. I think a certain kind of hard working mentality can work doggedly through the book and that such an approach pays huge dividends.

Sami Lehtinen rated it liked it Aug 11, Also, for those who already have a basic sense of joseki and want more guidance on why certain choices are better than others in different board positions, be sure to check out Whole Board Thinking Vol.

As a beginner, this was not an easy book to read.