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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Liviu rated it really liked it Nov 17, The internet can have it’s uses but like most people I much prefer having something concise and readily available to study with.

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Melissa Fan rated it really liked it Jun 26, Lists with This Book. I own one, got in on ebay, sadly, a library discard. But while learning the game can be as frustrating as it is fascinating, learning the game’s vocabulary and culture is a treat. Chapter 11 discusses the ranking system. The three white stones in Diag.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A slim beginners guide to Go with an explanation of the rules, example games with commentary and some elementary tactics. Examples are plentiful and challenging. 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.

Chapter 9 is Life and Death. After that initial explanation, the author walks us through captures and he does a thorough job with this. Those that like to learn hands on will love this way of teaching.


heginners That is, my background is entirely in chess, and I tried to play Go with a chess strategy. An excellent introduction to the classic game of go.

This was the first book I read that described ‘false eyes’ in a way you could use on sight when looking at a Goban. A good introduction to beginner Go plays. Want to Read saving…. Having a peper copy of this book by your side with a Go board in front of you allows you to practice and gain insight into some basic strategies one must know to advance as a Go game player.

Refresh and try again. Apr 29, Jenna rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. However, the amount of content in this book might be a little overwhelming for the true beginner. The book gives enough information and basic strategy for a newcomer to start playing.

He explains the rules of the game and the objective. Trivia About Go for Beginners. If you are brand new to the game and need someone to walk you step by step through all the basics with clear explanations and beginnres examples, this is not for you.

Go for Beginners

I can take my time with this book. This is a book that I hope to finally finished reading one day.

Jul 18, Dian rated it really liked it. Why spend time studying Go when one can play Solitude or Angry Birds online? Expect technical explanations with good images. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. GradedGoProblemsForBeginners It’s a 5-book set, but you can just pick the first one or the second if the first looks too easy and kaofu will have a lot of good problems.

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The images of Go play found in this book may seem abstract and off-putting, but do beginnfrs be dissuaded. Google [Bot] and 2 guests.

Whether this book by Iwamoto is right for you or not will depend on how hard you want to work. I’d advise people to buy this, play lots of games, and work through the Graded Go Problems for Beginners series as an ideal introduction to the game. I learned a lot from graded go problems for beginners: Wed Apr 06, 5: I’m not an expert on go and this is the first go book I’ve ever read. There’re parts that could kaork 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 beginnerz make more profit from it.

Right now I’m looking for something of “intermediate” level. But then after having read My System by Nimzowitsch on chess I don’t have much of a problem with ggo game books! Many useful iwwamoto and tactics which you probably could not come up with learning on your own. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Feb 22, David rated it really liked it Shelves: A decent beginner book on Go for me having played for a couple of weeks.