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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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Nick rated it really liked it Jul 18, Chess represents clear battle-lines; og advances and bulwarks defined visually by rank and proximity. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto

Jan 20, Nick rated it liked it. 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. Apr 12, Hamdanil rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a go classic, written by Kaoru Iwamoto, who has kind of an interesting history.

I must explore more. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The second begniners of the book is a thorough overview of tactics and strategy. Frank rated it really liked it Oct 15, It took me years to comprehend its value while I missed many opportunities to dedicate myself to mastering the ancient game of Go.

The three white stones in Diag. Liviu beginnerz it really liked it Nov 17, Melissa Fan rated it really liked it Jun 26, The author shows you a Go problem, the best and worst way to solve that problem and offers you chances to practice the subtle point you just learned. Those that like to learn hands on will love this way of teaching.


Chapter 11 discusses the ranking system. This is a book to which I will return frequently. This book will push you and challenge you to work hard in order to improve and start the journey to leave the beginner ranks.

The writer is an expert player, and though for most part he writes in simple, friendly language intended iwamotk beginners, I don’t necessarily understand all the concept he explains, especially analysis of two professional games at the end.

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Go for Beginners

Like chess, you can make a Go move anytime you want if playing your machine. After that initial explanation, the author walks kaogu through captures and he does a thorough job with this.

There’re parts that could seem difficult at first but it gives a pretty good general idea of the game and you can always read it again after gaining some levels to make more profit from it. Jun 22, Zacharycbruce rated it really liked it Shelves: Apparently he devoted much of his later career to spreading go to the West, which is why this is one of the most well-known go books begijners English.

You can play as fast as you like and your knowledge of the game will advance as fast as you can read more advanced books of ths quality, and as much as you spend time practicing your Go skills with shodan and dan level players who dominate this game that de-emphasizes the concept of competittion.

Discerning the leader in a Go match uwamoto only requires a ten-fold accounting job, but also a keen analysis of many small pattern and how they link together. The rules of the game are presented by walking the reader through an example iwamotoo, which is a nice touch.

Less than I have read this little book since I bought it new soon after it originally was beginnners.


Iwamoto starts by talking to those that have never played go before. The text is dense with ideas, so this will definitely need re-reading at some point. Apr 29, Jenna rated it it was ok Shelves: Therefore, whether it’s the right book for you or not will depend on what you are looking for.

To ask other readers questions about Go for Beginnersplease sign up. I had to take out my go board and played along while reading. Return to Book Page. The images of Go play found in this book may seem abstract and off-putting, but do not be dissuaded.

It’s a gem, but needs work and persistence.

Nothing too advanced, but it’s kind of like taking all of Janice Kim’s Learn to Play Go series and stuffing it into one little book.

He doesn’t want to scare beginners away. Well, if you can not set aside your gadgets, the cheapness of this book enables you to buy digital Go programs for your smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

Jan 23, Dave rated it it was ok. Chapter 12 has two of Mr. David Carlton ‘s review. Published March 12th by Pantheon Books first published January 1st Ieamoto 11, Kevin rated it really liked it.

George Caplan Great book, my first iwamotoo well. I thought this book was pretty good and gave me a firm footing on the basics. Chris Wayland rated it it was amazing May 03, Iwamoto doesn’t write with the same “personality” as Toshiro Kageyama in Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go. Master the game of Go.