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K Get Strong at Joseki, Vol. 1 problems on josekis arising from playing the first corner move on the point. K Get Strong at Joseki, Vol. 2. : Get Strong at Joseki 1 (Beginner and Elementary Go Books) ( ) by Richard Bozulich and a great selection of similar New, Used . Get Strong at Joseki 1. Description: In the second volume of the Get Strong at Go Series, Bozulich familiarizes the reader with 11 basic josekis.

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So the fact that I did not find this book excruciating to work through speaks quite a bit about it. Although this is first and foremost a problem book containing problemsthe explanations of the main topics make it useful as an introduction to life and death and it should be accessible to geet who have read an introductory go book and played a few games.

Description Details Content Most books on joseki list endless variations, leaving it up to the readers to fend for themselves in applying these josekis to their games.

K52 Get strong at Joseki 1, Bozulich, Kiseido

Opening Times On What did I gain from reading this book? A great book for players who want a better grasp on joseki as a whole.

I enjoy the fact that Bozulich includes some common trick plays and how to handle them. The material is presented as a series of problems.

Book Review: Get Strong at Joseki 1

The discussions look at the solution not only from Black’s point of view but from White’s as well. While the first section of the book regarding joseki variations was a bit difficult for me to work through since my own knowledge of joseki is very weakthe other two sections were very helpful and enjoyable to practice since I was able to be exposed to a lot of new ideas and practice my whole board evaluation ability.


View item in former shop. The problems in this book illustrate: Finally, there is a full board endgame problem in which a professional plays against another professional, then from the same position plays against an amateur dan player.

Phisith marked it as to-read Dec 06, This book makes studying the endgame easy. Clark rated it really liked it Nov 03, Tonydowler Dowler rated it liked it Feb 27, Matt Canova added it Jul 24, Porawet Wonggard rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Jul 28, What is the format of the book? A thorough study of the problems in this book will develop your overall sense of go strategy. Other books in the series.

Christmas Eve and from Nan Liu rated it really liked it Feb 17, What aspects can be improved on?

Rodrigo Lima De Oliveira marked it as to-read May 31, Here are problems systematically covering the standard invasions on the side and the corners, attacking corner enclosures, and erasing large territorial frameworks.

The book ends with 28 problems on 11×11 boards which illustrate the interplay between different-valued endgame moves in realistic situations. In fact, life and death is regarded as so important that apprentices studying to become go professionals are required to spend many hours each day solving life-and-death problems in order to improve their analytical abilities.


Steve Feng marked it as to-read Jan 17, The explanations are short and concise for those who are familiar with much of go strategy and its terminology. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The last two sections of this part present a thorough analysis of the comb formation and the carpenter’s square. It starts out with a problem test.

Paperbackpages. You might want to see if you can do better than the amateur and perhaps even match the professional’s result after you have studied the contents of this book.

Next, the three essential tesujis used to kill groups are introduced: This often requires reading more than six moves deep and keeping a picture in your mind of the resulting positions of all variations. Get Strong at Attacking covers an often neglected phase of go: You must have JavaScript enabled in your stromg to utilize the functionality of this website.

This book contains problems from 9-stone to 2-stone handicaps. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Trivia About Get Strong at the